Area Stage Company presents

This Is Our Youth


April 15 – May 1, 2022


Carnival Studio Theater

Run Time

135 minutes

Parental Guide

Ages 10+

In 1982, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, three wealthy, articulate, pot-smoking teenagers who were children in the 1960s have emerged as young adults in a country that has rejected everything they were brought up to believe in. In meticulous, hilarious and agonizing detail, This Is Our Youth is a 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 learned as teenagers.

Playwright Kenneth Lonergan also wrote and directed the films You Can Count On MeMargaret and Academy Award-winning Manchester by the SeaThis Is Our Youth premiered on Broadway in 2014 and has been produced all over the world.

This Is Our Youth is presented by the critically acclaimed, award-winning Area Stage Company, serving South Florida since 1989.

Masks are welcome and encouraged; however, as of March 11, they are NOT REQUIRED for this production at the Arsht Center. We continue to maintain enhanced cleaning and air filtration procedures for the wellbeing of all and encourage anyone feeling sick to stay home. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticketholders and updated regularly at


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“A rambunctious and witty play about wayward teenagers and post-adolescents that doesn’t turn youthful travails into plastic rap. … This Is Our Youth — by turns caustic, cruel and compassionate — is the real real world.”

The New York Times

“This is quite simply a sterling example of why we keep going… This Is Our Youth is as good as theater gets.”

New York Daily News

“Lonergan, whose ear for the way his characters speak is pitch-perfect, is no less attuned to the simmering potential in their silent hearts.”