Southern Theatre will present “This is Our Youth” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, through Saturday, Feb. 6,  in the Bud Walton Theatre.  on the campus of Missouri Southern State University.

In Kenneth Longeran’s play, Warren is the hero-worshipping friend of Dennis, a small-time drug dealer and son of a famous painter father and social activist mother. Warren impulsively steals $15,000 from his own father, an abusive tycoon.

Cameron Lopez, Sean Botts and Valerie Stockton star in "This is Our Youth."

Cameron Lopez, Sean Botts and Valerie Stockton star in “This is Our Youth.”

When Jessica, a mixed-up prep school girl, shows up for a date, Warren takes her off, awkwardly, for a night of New York seduction. A wildly funny, bittersweet and ultimately quite moving story follows.

Directed by Tim Klein, the cast includes Cameron Lopez as Dennis Ziegler, Sean Botts as Warren Straub, and Valerie Stockton as Jessica Goldman.

Admission is free for MSSU students, faculty and staff. It is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and non­MSSU students. This production is for mature audiences only due to explicit language and adult situations.

The Southern Theatre box office will be open Monday, Jan. 25, through Friday, Feb. 5. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For reservations, call 417-625-3190. To purchase tickets online, go to:

For requests for accommodations related to a disability, contact Terri Spencer at 417-625-9393 at least 72 hours before the performance.