by Michael Meigs
Published on June 08, 2019
There's an impressive physicality to THIS IS OUR YOUTH -- the men push one another around and throw things, while the young couple Warren and Jessica have a tentative, mutually frightened attraction that's beautifully played.
David Allan Barrera and his Treehouse Players colleagues probably didn't intend it, but their inaugural production offers an ironic riff on the company name. This Is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan takes place entirely in a shabby apartment on the Upper West Side. It's a den and a refuge for twenty-one-year-old Dennis, paid for by his famous artist father, probably to get the kid out of his life.
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