This is Our Youth

By Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by John Ruocco

November 16 - December 04 , 2005

2005-2006 Off-Ramp Season

The Story

Three slackers on the brink of their 20s, blessed with education, vocabulary and privilege, make their way on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with sex, drugs, rock and roll—and daddy’s credit cards. Warren has just stolen $15,000 from his abusive lingerie-tycoon father. His domineering, drug-dealing friend, Dennis puts the money to use. Jessica is the anxiously articulate woman Warren yearns for. This Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Play is a funny, painful and compassionate snapshot of the agonizing and irresistible moment between adolescence and adulthood.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: John Ezell
Costume Designer: Curtis Hay
Lighting Designer: John Wylie
Sound Designer: Zena Yeatman
Stage Manager: Champe Leary
Assistant Stage Manager: Jenni Bowman
Casting: Rich Cole


Brian Petersson (Dennis Ziegler)
Will Rogers (Warren Straub)
Kristina Valada-Viars (Jessica Goldman)

Sponsorship & Support

Presenting Sponsor: Whitaker Foundation

The Repertory Theatre gratefully acknowledges a generous challenge grant from Ann and Hugh Scott to support the Off-Ramp season.

Kevin Kline Awards


Outstanding Ensemble in a Play: This is Our Youth