Thursday, September 27, 2007

Early Adulthood in the Early '80s: 'This Is Our Youth' Staged at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — The Washington College Department of Drama will present Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth" in the first floor lounge of Minta Martin Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 4 to 6, at 8 p.m.

A senior thesis production directed by Bobby Bangert, "This Is Our Youth" is the story of three young people on the cusp of adulthood in 1982, a time when everything in their lives and their world seems uncertain. Warren (played by senior Phil Doccolo) is an overeager and lovable failure. A disruptive home life leads him to seek refuge with his friend and role model Dennis (played by Senior Tim Helmer).

Warren's problems only multiply with the introduction of Jessica (played by sophomore Molly O'Connell), the girl he likes and tries to impress. Through their misguided and often unsuccessful attempts at taking control of their lives, the characters are surprised to learn who they really are, and who they intend to become.

Admission to "This Is Our Youth" is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required; call 410/778-7835 or e-mail

September 27, 2007

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