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‘This is Our Youth’ at Northside Theatre

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TEENAGE KICKS: In Kenneth Lonergan's play 'This is Our Youth, three teenagers live through the fallout of the hippy glow.

TEENAGE KICKS: In Kenneth Lonergan's play 'This is Our Youth, three teenagers live through the fallout of the hippy glow.

So many peace-loving, flower-powered Baby Boomers were devastated by the election of Richard Nixon. The same goes for the wide-eyed Millennials, who as recently minted adults cast their very first presidential votes for Barack Obama, only to be deflated by the rise of Donald Trump. In 1982, a cohort of Gen-X-ers—raised by successful hippy parents on Manhattan’s Upper West Side—find themselves in a serious crisis of confidence as Jimmy Carter is routed by his Republican challenger, a Hollywood B-lister. This play follows three lost souls for 48 confusing hours at the dawn of the Reagan Era.

This Is Our Youth
Thru Mar 3
Northside Theatre Company, San Jose

 

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