Are you sitting down? Normal People's resident sad boy and silver chain-wearer of our dreams, Paul Mescal is making his debut on Broadway and to make it better, will be doing a virtual reading of Kenneth Lonergan’s "This is Our Youth".
Mescal is one of three main cast members in the exclusive one-time performance. For all of us unable to nip down to Broadway on any given evening (read: all of us, because, pandemic) "This is Our Youth" will be available to watch globally via TodayTix. In even better news, viewing said performance only requires a donation. The minimum is $5, and the show will commence on Tuesday October 20.
The play first debuted Off-Broadway in 1996 and follows the story of three teenagers caught in the glamorous and chaotic world of Manhattan’s Upper West Side during Reagan’s America. In the latest iteration, Mescal will play alongside Lucas Hedges from "Boy Erased" and Grace Van Patten from "The Meyerowitz Stories".
The production is set in a space of 48-hours inside the apartment of one of the characters: Dennis Ziegler, (who happens to be a drug dealer) and explores the inner workings of the friendship between Ziegler, Warren - who is a newly homeless heir to an abusive lingerie tycoon - and a fashion student called Jessica whom Warren has a crush on.
We've been awaiting Mescals next on-screen appearance with a little more fervour than we'd generally care to admit, so while we wait for the actor to wrap up filming in Greece where he is working on Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut (and will presumably be tuning in from for "This is Our Youth"), we're hoping this will placate us for the time being. We'll take what we can get! In the meantime, incase you need a refresher, here's where to watch his sappy debut in the adaptation of Sally Rooney's cult novel, Normal People.
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