THIS IS OUR YOUTH by Kenneth Lonergan opened the 2018 season at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. Featuring Michael Goldsmith (Dennis), John Evans Reese (Warren), and Ruby Wolf (Jessica) as three high school graduates navigating life in 1982 New York City. THIS IS OUR YOUTH was brought to life with Set Design by Edward T. Morris, Sound Design by Beth Lake, Costume Design by Caitlin Cisek, Lighting Design by Conor Mulligan.
Fight Choreography by Shams Eugene Monteiro
“Carter’s extraordinary gift here is in taking these kids to the top without ever pushing them over it. They’re self-absorbed, insecure, noisy, angry, and obnoxious—but the audience is still rooting for them to be okay in the end, a bit of a tour de force on the director’s part.”
“Carter directs Lonergan’s one-room talk-fest with physical energy and simmering power. If “This Is Our Youth” is a harbinger for the season to come, then Outer Cape theatergoers are in for a formidable ride…”
“But director Katherine M. Carter and the actors make the two young men seem like another smart variation on Vladimir and Estragon in “Waiting for Godot” — two men who fill the void of nothingness with chatter and activities that seem meaningless on the surface but serve either a dramatic or philosophical function underneath.”
Production Photos by Michael & Susan Karchmer