This Is Our Youth: A Penetrating Play About '80s New York Youth
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The last date listed for This Is Our Youth was Saturday September 24, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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After a recent performance at Joe's Pub in New York City, last year's queer holiday hit We Three Lizas is back with a revamped book and expanded score. Box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a stumbling block. At one time, his purple box sparked an entire movement in art and design, but now he's been forgotten and teetering on ruin. Just in the nick of time, the holidays bring three magical figures to his door -- a trio of Liza Minnellis -- to escort him on a fabulous journey through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-heck, redeeming his lost promise and reinventing a brand new Conrad Ticklebottom. Learn More
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Featured review from Tom Williams
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This play wasn't done according to script (i.e., Kenneth Lonnergan's "This is our Youth" script wasn't followed except perhaps for the general plot outline). Acting was OK despite this, but the audience, in boosteristic fashion, (particularly some of the girls) laughed at every innocuous (and not the least bit funny) piece of dialogue the actors delivered, making for a big annooyance. Must have been friends/classmates of the cast. I've see deliberate installations of 'laugh track" audience members before, attempting boosterism, and it is entirely annoying. Visiting a production like this makes me even more reticent at ever signing up to view it unless it has been reviewed beforehand. The Columbia College aspect of this play doesn't compare to the excellent productions of the likes of Polarity Ensembler Theatre, another Columbia associated production outfit.
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