FTT presents THIS IS OUR YOUTH by Kenneth Lonergan

Author: Stacey Stewart


Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) announces Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s Philbin Studio Theatre, April 28-30.

Set in 1982 on Manhattan's Upper West Side, This is Our Youth follows 48 hours of three very lost young souls – wealthy, articulate, pot-smoking teenagers – in the Big Apple at the dawn of the Reagan Era.

A senior theatre production by Lucy Barron, Tommy O'Brien, and Gabe Ozaki, This Is Our Youth began as a class project in Professor Siiri Scott’s Acting: Text and Technique class, a course that was developed to help students make the transition from scene study into rehearsal and performance. The students work on the material in class, perform the scenes for one another, and receive feedback – then later perform the material in a full production.

Friday, April 28 – Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 30 at 2:30 pm


Tickets may be purchased online at http://performingarts.nd.edu/, by phone at 574-631-2800, or in person at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office. Ticket office hours are Monday­-Friday, 12:00-6:00 pm.

PARKING:  Free parking is available daily after 5:00 pm in the Stayer Center parking lot, just north of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.  Patrons may now receive free event parking at the Eddy Street Commons Parking Garage by bringing your event tickets and parking ticket to the DPAC Ticket Office to receive a pre-paid parking voucher.

An accessible lot for disabled patrons is available immediately adjacent to the center; a valid hangtag or license plate is required.  There is a ten-minute parking zone on the north drive of the center for ticket pick-up; during inclement weather you are welcome to drop off guests in this area and proceed to parking.

Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre seeks to inspire intellectual inquiry and nurture creativity. We offer both a scholarly and a creative context for the general liberal arts student at Notre Dame as well as those students seeking intensive preparation for advanced study in these fields.  The hands-on nature of our curriculum, coupled with a very high degree of student-faculty interaction, provides students with a singular educational opportunity at a university known for its teaching excellence. The FTT performance season is a direct outgrowth of the department’s academic program and an integral component of our students’ artistic development.

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