Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson in This Is Our Youth.
Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson are all making their Broadway debuts in This Is Our Youth, the three-hander by Kenneth Lonergan (who also happens to make his long-awaited playwriting Broadway debut with the 2014 revival of his 1996 Off-Broadway play). Cera is known for his film roles in "Superbad," "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist," "Juno" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," which also featured Youth co-star Culkin. Culkin has also been seen in "Home Alone," alongside his brother Macaulay Culkin, and on stage in SubUrbia at Second Stage Theatre. Gevinson, who is making her Broadway debut at age 18, first garnered attention a few years back with her fashion blog Style Rookie. The recent high school grad reprises the role of Jessica in This Is Our Youth — she starred with Cera and Culkin in the Steppenwolf production prior to the show's Broadway transfer.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.