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A lacerating look at affluent young Manhattanites of the 1980 s.
This is Our Youth, Kenneth Lonnergan s lacerating look at affluent young Manhattanites of the 1980 s, was first produced by the New Group in New York in 1996 to great critical acclaim and a Drama Desk Award nomination for best new play. Set in 1982, the play depicts two days in the lives of three college-age Upper West Siders who are from wealthy families but are living in doped-up squalor. A wildly funny, bittersweet, and ultimately quite moving story, This Is Our Youth is remarkable in its understanding of contemporary urban youth.
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Very funny . . . Comedies of such brio and darkly satiric edge are rare these days . . . A supercool entertainment. Vincent Canby, The New York Times
Kenneth Lonergan has had his work performed at Naked Angels, H.B. Playwrights Foundation, Atlantic Theatre Company, Manhattan Punchline, the Royal Court Theatre (London), the first annual Young Playwrights Festival at Circle Rep, and the Coast Theater in Los Angeles. Currently working on an original screenplay for Universal and soon to direct his first film, You Can Count On Me, based on his original screenplay, he is co-author of the story and screenplay for the hit movie Analyze This. He lives in New York City.