An Actors Equity Association Members' Project Code Presentation
A Seattle Premiere
The League of Youth
By Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
A young liberal, frustrated by the cronyism of politics, schemes, romances, and manipulates in his fervor for power, creating a "League of Youth" to lobby against the establishment. Ibsen's only comedy, and the most popular play of his lifetime, The League of Youth caused rioting in the streets: conservatives claimed it was an attack on their party, and liberals claimed it was an attack on theirs!
With the youth of America galvanizing for gun control and registering to vote these midterms in record numbers, Jeffrey Hatcher's 2017 adaptation is a quick-witted, thought-provoking comedy that feels alarmingly familiar and recent.