The entire play takes place in an Upper West Side apartment in New York City in 1982. The action centers on two friends: twenty-two-year-old Dennis, whose father pays for his rent, and nineteen-year-old Warren, who has just stolen fifteen thousand dollars from his father. Both are college dropouts who have been caught up in the excesses of the “Me Generation” of the 1980s yet, at the same time, reject the elitist world of their parents. The plot is complicated by a young woman named Jessica who, along with Dennis, introduces Warren to the complexities of human relationships, especially the issues of loyalty and betrayal. As Lonergan focuses on the efforts of Dennis and Warren to return the cash to Warren’s father, he presents an acerbic look at this generation in its ironic struggle both to avoid and attain adulthood.
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