"Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, Summer Phoenix to join cast "This is Our Youth"


"Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, Summer Phoenix to join cast "This is Our Youth"

Hollywood stars Matt Damon, Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix are to make their West End stage debuts in This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan, at the Garrick Theatre from 22nd April to 15th June 02.

They will replace Hayden Christensen, Anna Paquin and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Matt Damon, film credits include "Good Will Hunting" which also earned him a Best Actor nomination, "The Talented Mr Ripley" and "Saving Private Ryan".

Casey Affleck (the brother of Ben Affleck) film appearances include "Ocean's Eleven" and "Good Will Hunting" .

Summer Phoenix's , recent film credits include "Committed ", "Esther Kahn "and "The Believer"

The play received good notices from the popular press when it opened at the Garrick Theatre last month: THE TIMES says, �Funny, moving and beautifully written.� DAILY TELEGRAPH says, �Laurence Boswell directs this marvellous trio of actors with both confidence and an illuminating attention to detail." THE GUARDIAN says, �As a portrait of a generation of instinctive drifters, Lonergan's play is often very funny.�

Directed by Laurence Boswell, this drama is set in 1982 at the dawn of the Regan era, and forty-eight hours in the lives of Dennie, Warren and Jessica - three rich and bored middle-class teenagers from New York's Upper West Side. Caught up in the new yuppie culture (for which money, power and success are all), they have stolen $15,000 from their parents without much of an idea of what to do with it. So, without a care for the consequences, they blow it all on a reckless, hedonistic spending spree!

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