It’s the night of the last day of school. And it’s over. Finally over!
Tom, Mike, Edwina, Sure and Ronny are seventeen and they’re seriously celebrating. Teetering of the cusp of adulthood, this is the night they say goodbye to adolescence and begin the journey of the rest of their lives. For each of them it’s a phoenix moment—exhilarating and sad, scorching and beautiful. Truths are revealed, passions unveiled, relationships are created and fall apart. Everything is changing. Tonight they drink, they dance, they shout and they love.
Matthew Whittet’s beautiful play is a finely observant, optimistic work about the strains of youth, about transformation and, ultimately, letting go.