The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of This Is Our Youth will be produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin in Fall 2014 at the Cort Theatre.

Set in New York in 1982, This Is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three very lost young souls: Warren, a dejected nineteen year old who has just stolen $15,000 from his abusive, tycoon father; Dennis, his charismatic drug-dealing friend who helps Warren put the stolen money to good use; and, Jessica, the anxiously insightful young woman who Warren yearns for. Funny, painful and compassionate, This Is Our Youth is a living snapshot of the moment when many young people go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers—far more sophisticated than their parents realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.

Ticket Info

Tickets have been going quickly and availability may be extremely limited. For day-of tickets, Twenty for $20 and Rush Tickets will be offered for this production, pending availability. For standby/waitlist policies and more information, please call Audience Services at 312-335-1650.

Please note PASS Credits do not apply.

Watch & Listen

  1. <i>THIS IS OUR YOUTH</i> - Interview

    THIS IS OUR YOUTH - Interview

  2. <i>THIS IS OUR YOUTH</i> in Production

    THIS IS OUR YOUTH in Production

  3. <i>THIS IS OUR YOUTH</i>: Rehearsal Photos

    THIS IS OUR YOUTH: Rehearsal Photos

Cast & Artists

The Artists


"A rambunctious and witty play" – The New York Times

"Comic slice of ’80s anomie" – Variety

"Surprisingly fresh dramatic vision" – Los Angeles Times

"Sharp, unsentimental portrait of a very awkward age" – Washington Post

Program Articles

Welcome to This Is Our Youth

Letter from Director of New Play Development Aaron Carter

On the Brink of Adulthood, Half-Equipped

A conversation with playwright Kenneth Lonergan, director Anna D. Shapiro and artistic director Martha Lavey

Buy Tickets

Tickets for this production are not currently on sale. Call 312-335-1650 for more information.

Running Time

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Additional Information

This play recommended for ages 15+

Upstairs Theatre Info & Seat Map Map / Directions to the theatre This Is Our Youth Program

Special Performances

American Sign Language Interpretation
Friday, July 18 at 7:30pm

Open Captioning
Saturday, July 19 at 3pm

Audio Description and Touch Tour
Saturday, July 26
Touch Tour: 1:30pm
Curtain: 3pm