Seventeen deploys veteran actors in the roles of children, winning one over by its sharp understanding of what it is like to be a confused, bewildered teenager. It is the casting that gives the play its original twist. Older actors bring to it their own life experience and invest it with an extra layer of hope and sadness, striking the ideal balance between imitation of the freewheeling exuberance of youth and intimations of the future that faces these carousing teens. The initial sense of déjà vu leads to a play that taps into our collective memories of the pains of youth.
Western Gold at PAL Studio Theatre (View)
581 Cardero Street - 8th floor
Vancouver, BC V6G 3L3