Kenneth Lonergan's coming-of-age play, "This Is Our Youth," will be translated to the stage of Studio 104 at the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art by UNC's LAB! Theatre from Sept. 28 to 30 at 7:30 p.m. "This Is Our Youth" is LAB!'s first show for the 2019-2020 season.
LAB! is a student-run performing arts organization dedicated to providing free theatre admission to the general public, while also empowering artistic visionaries like "This Is Our Youth" director Zachary Eanes to take creative risks.
Eanes, a junior and veteran of LAB!, said his love and appreciation for the play led him to the directorial spotlight.
"It's a play about these three coming-of-age characters," Eanes said. "They're all just out of high school and in our age range, two of them are 19, one's 21. It's this idea of the transitional period from being in school to being in the real world."
Eanes said the struggles of the post-teen and pre-adult characters strengthen the timeless nature of the production.