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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Four of Anton Chekhov's one-act comedies come to the stage, brought to life by four different theater companies. In The Bear, a landlord challenges an indebted widow to a duel and falls in love with her bravery. The Proposal centers on two neighbors desperate to get married -- if only they could stop arguing. Stage 773, Red Theater, New Millennium Theatre Company and Organic Theater Company will also perform The Wedding and The Anniversary, each in a different style. 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.