This Is Our Youth

November 30 - December 22, 2018 / Thursday - Saturday at 8:00pm

In meticulous, hilarious, and agonizing detail, THIS IS OUR YOUTH follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls in the big city at the dawn of the Reagan Era: Warren Straub, a dejected nineteen-year-old who steals fifteen thousand dollars from his abusive lingerie-tycoon father; Dennis Ziegler, the charismatic domineering drug-dealing friend who helps him put the money to good use; and Jessica Goldman, the anxiously insightful young woman Warren yearns for.


Funny, painful, and compassionate, THIS IS OUR YOUTH is a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood when many young people first go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers—ideas and techniques far more sophisticated than their parents ever realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.


WITH: Thien Vuong, Annie Jacob, and Derek Evans.

“A strong cast... [Pinch ‘N’ Ouch Theatre] excels at presenting these sorts of intimate contemporary dramas... The action has a “you are there” feel to it, thanks to the details of a fine set... Even more impressively, the actors under the direction of Pinch ‘N’ Ouch founder Grant McGowen are so present and spontaneous that there are moments when the show almost doesn’t seem scripted at all. There’s a remarkable note of naturalism, of casual, quiet intimacy... each of the actors manages to bring something fresh and inventive to their roles.” -Arts Atl