"This is Our Youth" cast change 16 Jan 03

"This is Our Youth" cast change 16 Jan 03

There will be cast changes in Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth from 16 Jan 03 at the Garrick Theatre.

Freddie Prinze Jr will take over the part of Warren, currently played by Kieran Culkin. His film credits include "Scooby Doo" in which he appeared alongside his wife Sarah Michelle Gellar - the "I Know What You Did Last Summer" films, "She's All That" , "Down to You" , and "Summer Catch" .

Chris Klein will take over from Colin Hanks to play Dennis. He is well known for his lead performances in the "American Pie" films. He also starred in "Election" alongside Reece Witherspoon, "We were Soldiers" with Mel Gibson and has just finished filming Kevin Spacey s new film, "The United States of Leland" .

Heather Burns replaces Alison Lohman as Jessica. Her film credits include acting alongside Sandra Bullock in the hit movie "Miss Congeniality" , and appearing with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in "You ve Got Mail" . She is currently starring with Sandra Bullock again in "Two Weeks Notice" which opens in the US this week. Heather is also an accomplished stage actress and recently won great acclaim for the New York production of Kenneth Lonergan's "Lobby Hero" .

This is Our Youth first played at the Garrick Theatre in March this year with Hollywood stars Hayden Christensen, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Paquin, and then from 2nd Apr to 15 Jun 02 by Matt Damon, Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix.

The drama is set in 1982 at the dawn of the Reagan 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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