The Armory
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In order to protect the health of our community, all performances and large events at The Armory are canceled until further notice. Our box office is currently experiencing a high volume of queries. Your kind patience in awaiting a response from us is greatly appreciated. You can still purchase subscriptions for the 2020-2021 season and make donations online.

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Young Americans

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Don’t miss this new play from one of the hottest playwrights in America!

February 20 – April 4, 2021

In the Ellyn Bye Studio
Current subscribers: renew your season tickets here.
Single tickets go on sale August 3.

A world premiere commission from the acclaimed playwright of Cambodian Rock Band.

With David Bowie blaring from a mixtape, Young Americans takes us on two identical road trips, 20 years apart. An exhaustingly upbeat father and his stressed out college-aged daughter drive cross-country from DC to Portland; a journey that mirrors the one he took decades earlier as a new immigrant full of fresh hopes and dreams. This intimate comedy veers back and forth in time, as Yee explores what home and belonging mean to those in transition.

Yee’s work has been hailed as “gleefully irreverent,” “whip-smart and very funny,” “wildly inventive,” and “courageous.”

Young Americans

By Lauren Yee
Directed by Desdemona Chiang

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