The Grand Rapids Community College Theater Department and the GRCC Players, a student group, are presenting their next play, “This Is Our Youth” by Kenneth Lonergan, at 8 p.m. Jan. 11-13 at Spectrum Theater.
“This Is Our Youth” explores the lives of three young adults trying to figure out their place in the world in 1982 New York. When Warren Straub (played by David Dekens) steals $15,000 from his abusive father, he lands in Dennis Ziegler’s (played by Anthony Snead) apartment. Drama ensues when Warren tries to use the money to coax Jessica Goldman (played by Hope Swanson) to sleep with him while Dennis uses part of the money to buy cocaine.
This GRCC Players production is directed by GRCC’s acting instructor, Carrie McNulty. In a press release, McNulty shared a little about the play.
“The three characters are between the ages of 19 and 21, and I think there are many universal issues felt at that age,” McNulty said. “It’s a unique time in a young person’s life where you are trying to transition from young adult to more mature adult.”
The performance of “This Is Our Youth” will be in the intimate Lab Space Theater in room 201 of Spectrum Theater. Tickets for GRCC students are $5, $8 for other area students and faculty and staff and $12 for the general public.
For tickets call the box office at (616) 234-3946.
Students can catch the final performance of the GRCC Players 2017-2018 season, “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” by Sarah Ruhl, on Mar. 29-31.