This Is Our Youth

Cal Poly Pomona Studio Theatre

This Is Our Youth Poster

 

Studio Theatre
8 p.m. on Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27, 28
2 p.m. on Oct. 29

Written by Kenneth Lonnergan

Directed by Michael Kachingwe

Freshly booted from his abusive father’s house, 19-year-old Warren steals $15,000 on his way out and surprises his friend Dennis when he shows up at Dennis’ apartment. The shrewder and more domineering of the two, Dennis spends some of the money on cocaine and hopes to rake in a profit by selling it to a friend for much more. When fashion student Jessica comes over, Warren’s ambitions switch gears into hoping he can use the money to entice her into bed. With characters feeling adrift amid the materialism of the 1980s, “This Is Our Youth” explores timeless issues of adolescence and maturity.