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Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson in Broadway's THIS IS OUR YOUTH

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Opening night is this Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 pm for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed This is Our Youth. In this production, Michael Cera makes his New York stage debut opposite Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, which premiered at Steppenwolf in Chicago this past summer, and is directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The limited engagement of This is Our Youth runs through Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!

Set in New York in 1982, This is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three very lost young souls: Warren (Michael Cera), a dejected nineteen year old who has just stolen $15,000 from his abusive, tycoon father; Dennis (Kieran Culkin), his charismatic drug-dealing friend who helps Warren put the stolen money to good use; and Jessica (Tavi Gevinson), the anxiously insightful young woman who Warren yearns for. Funny, painful and compassionate, This is Our Youth is a living snapshot of the moment when many young people go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers - far more sophisticated than their parents realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.

This production marked Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro's return to Steppenwolf, where she directed the world premiere of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County, subsequently directing the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama's Broadway and London productions.

Original music for This is Our Youth is composed by 2014 Grammy Award-winner Rostam Batmanglij, the producer, co-writer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist of the band Vampire Weekend.

THIS IS OUR YOUTH has scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, and sound design by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen.

Photo Credit: Brigitte Lacombe


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