TWO TWENTY SOMETHINGS DECIDE NEVER TO BE STRESSED ABOUT ANYTHING EVER AGAIN. EVER. 

by Michael Costi

CANBERRA YOUTH THEATRE
COURTYARD STUDIO - CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE
2021

Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)
Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. (2021)

DIRECTOR  Luke Rogers
DESIGNER  Aislinn King
LIGHTING DESIGNER  Antony Hateley
SOUND DESIGNER  Kimmo Vennonen
STAGE MANAGER Rhiley Winnett

 

CAST

Elliot Cleaves
Blue Hyslop
Martha Russell

 

PHOTOGRAPHY  Sam Kennedy-Hine

Two Twenty Somethings... was a Canberra Youth Theatre production

REVIEWS

"The entire production smacks of mainstage expertise... This is a play for the tribe, readily recognizable, instantly engaging and a sitcom for the post traumatic teens on the cusp of adult agonizing... excellent performances... Seventy minutes of non-stop laughter... a highly commendable production" – Peter Wilkins, Canberra Critics Circle

"This production is the real deal, letting you delight in the preparation of the craft of acting on show by Canberra Youth Theatre... Canberra has been hesitantly awaiting a local professional group, we definitely have one here.... glossy production... entertaining in every way possible... This play gets busy. Rude. Argumentative. And WOKE." – Canberra CityNews

SYNOPSIS

I’m stressed. I’m worried. I don’t know how tax works.
I know it’s a thing that happens but I’ve got no idea. 
Sometimes I go to T2 and talk to the staff just so I know what it feels like to be loved.

A young couple are worried about, well, everything. From student debt to hand hygiene, the resurgence of ISIS to whatever the hell edamame is. After a ruined dinner, they write a list of everything that troubles them. A deal is made: they will never be stressed about anything, ever again. Ever. 

What follows is a desperate attempt to live the ideal millennial lifestyle, filled with cool friends, indoor plants, and home brewed Kombucha. But getting it all right is harder than it seems. This is a generation of self-care and selfies, handicrafts and humble brags, of adult responsibilities and childlike impulses, in a fast-paced, high-stress world. 

Two Twenty Somethings… is a biting, satirical comedy that captures the anxieties of being young right now. It is a probing look into a society where the expectations of the perfect life have outmatched the realities of growing up, uncovering the fears that rule our daily lives, and the hope that things will somehow fix themselves.