Five performances of Youth will be presented at the Skirball Cultural Center March 18-22. The production will be recorded and subsequently broadcast on L.A.T.W.'s nationally syndicated radio theatre series, "The Play's the Thing." L.A. Theatre Works producing artistic director Susan Loewenberg said in a statement, "When I saw the play in New York a decade ago, I instantly recognized that both the playwright and the actors were destined to make their mark."
"In 1982," This Is Our Youth press notes state, "on Manhattan's Upper West Side, three pot-smoking teenagers caught up in the excesses of the 'Me Generation' nevertheless resoundingly reject the 1960s ideals of their affluent parents. In hilarious and bittersweet detail, This is Our Youth follows 48 turbulent hours in the lives of three very lost souls at the dawn of the Reagan Era, presenting an acerbic look at that generation in its ironic struggle both to resist and to attain adulthood."
Show times are March 18 at 8 PM, March 19 at 8 PM, March 20 at 8 PM, March 21 at 2:30 PM and March 22 at 4 PM.
For tickets, priced $20-$48, to any of "The Play's The Thing" productions at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, call the L.A. Theatre Works box office at (310) 827-0889. For more information visit latw.org.