This Is Our Youth Setting & Symbolism

Kenneth Lonergan
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Dennis' Apartment

The entire play takes place in Dennis' apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. It is a typical young bachelor's apartment with many records, sports magazines, underground comic books, and sports equipment. It is rather shabby and impersonal, other than photos on one wall.

The Plaza Hotel

Although it is not shown, Warren takes Jessica to the Plaza Hotel, where they have sex. He manages to spend a thousand dollars at the hotel.

Valerie's Sculpture

Early in the play, Warren accidentally breaks Valerie's clay sculpture of two girls kissing when he tosses a football around the apartment. The broken sculpture sends Dennis into a rage, during which he beats Warren. This leads to his conflict with Valerie when she discovers the remains of the sculpture in the garbage.

Fifteen Thousand Dollars

The stolen money in Warren's backpack is a focal point in the story. It represents Warren's...

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