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Theatre Intime Presents "This Is Our Youth" at the Hamilton Murray Theater in Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University.


No one said growing up was easy…

Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth


How do we use the advantages we are given? In 1982, on Manhattan's wealthy Upper West Side, articulate, pot-smoking friends Warren Straub, a dejected nineteen-year-old, and Dennis Ziegler, a charismatic, domineering drug dealer, scramble to return the $15,000 they stole from Warren's abusive father. Further complicating things, they are joined by Jessica Goldman, the anxiously insightful young woman Warren yearns for. This Is Our Youth is a hilarious and agonizing look at a young group's pride, privilege, and self-discovery.

            In meticulous, hilarious, and agonizing detail, This Is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls in the big city at the dawn of the Reagan Era.  Funny, painful, and compassionate, This Is Our Youth is a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood when many young people first go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers—ideas and techniques far more sophisticated than their parents ever realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.


This Is Our Youth runs Thursday, November 11 through Saturday, November 13th and Thursday, November 18th through Saturday, November 20th at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 seniors/faculty/staff, and $8 students.  To purchase tickets, visit, or call the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office at 609-258-1742.  Tickets will also be available for sale at the theater forty-five minutes prior to each performance.  All performances will take place in the Hamilton Murray Theater in Murray-Dodge Hall at Princeton University. 


Theatre Intime, a Princeton mainstay since 1920, is the only theater on the University campus run entirely by undergraduate students, provided the finest quality entertainment for the student body and the surrounding community for more than eighty-five years. We invite you to join us for another unforgettable season. For more information, please visit our website at 


For more information, or to schedule a review, contact Sarah Hedgecock at (918) 605-2298 or

Valid from 10/31/2010 to 11/21/2010

Upcoming Events at Princeton University’s Theatre Intime


Princeton University’s Theatre Intime Presents Me Too Monologues

Me Too Monologues are scripted by anonymous students writing about their own experiences with mental health. These monologues were then selected and edited by the directors to be performed by fellow student actors.

Produced by the Princeton University Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and Theatre Intime and directed by Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn '16 and Nadia Diamond '17, performances of Princeton's very own Me Too Monologues will be held at the Hamilton-Murray Theatre on the following dates:

Friday, March 6th at 10:30pm

Saturday, March 7th at 2pm

Tickets are free and will be available at the Frist Campus Center Box Office (609-258-9220) and at the door.

Princeton University’s Theatre Intime Presents Student Playwrights Festival

The Student Playwrights Festival is an annual tradition that offers student writers the opportunity to put their shows onstage. Written by, directed by, and starring students, Student Playwrights Festival is a celebration of everything that is great about student theatre!

Seven performances of the Student Playwrights Festival will be held at the Hamilton-Murray Theatre on the following dates:

Friday, March 27 at 8pm

Saturday, March 28 at 8pm

Sunday, March 29 at 2pm

Thursday, April 2 at 8pm

Friday, April 3 at 8pm

Saturday, April 4 at 2pm

Saturday, April 4 at 8pm

Tickets: visit, Frist Campus Center Box Office (609-258-9220), or buy at the door!

Valid from 03/03/2015 to 05/01/2015

Princeton University’s Theatre Intime Presents 'How the Other Half Loves' May 28 - 30


An unknowing couple finds themselves caught in the middle when a little fling amongst coworkers’ spouses grows into a much larger, hilarious affair.

Three performances of How the Other Half Loves will be held at the Hamilton-Murray Theatre over Reunions Weekend on the following dates:

Thursday, May 28 at 8pm

Friday, May 29 at 8pm

Saturday, May 30 at 7pm

To purchase tickets, visit, Frist Campus Center Box Office (609-258-9220), or buy at the door!

Valid from 05/03/2015 to 05/31/2015

Theatre Intime Presents The Elephant Man April 14-16 and 21-23


Pity. Horror. Fascination. One can only gape at this man, existing as a freak-show attraction until a sympathetic surgeon swoops in to realize the dreams inside his grossly swollen head--dreams of becoming a man like the men who have stood staring through the bars. Based on the life of the 19th century "human curiosity" Joseph Merrick, Pomerance's award-winning drama puts a gritty but ultimately tender examination of human deformity on display. Step right up and see.

Showing April 14-16 and 21-23 - Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-1742
8 p.m., $12.,

Valid from 03/29/2011 to 04/24/2011

Marvin Harold Cheiten’s Five Movies and a Play This Weekend at Theatre Intime


Five Movies and a Play delivers what it promises and more.   Where else can you see six world premieres in a single evening?   Come in from the cold! Join prominent local playwright Marvin Harold Cheiten as he takes to the screen and stage and, with wit, wisdom, and power, investigates the state of our nation and our consciences.

Princeton, New Jersey- Five film premieres written by Marvin Harold Cheiten and directed by Tyann Sells.  One stage premiere written by Marvin Harold Cheiten, directed by Cara M. Tucker, and choreographed by Adam J. Hyndman. One great opportunity to get involved with an amazing Princeton playwright and alumnus!

The Films:
At Le Coq D’Or Restaurant
A Visit from Ms. Prancer
Trial By Fire
A Medicine Commercial
A Little English Girl

The Play:
Emily’s Gift, starring Christopher Beard, Juliet Garrett, Katrina Michaels,
Olivia Nice, Daniel Irving Rattner, and Mark Watter.

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 8:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 2:00pm
At the Hamilton Murray Theatre (home of Theatre Intime) on the Princeton University campus

The evening begins with five short films that explore and satirize America today, from human indifference to greedy commercialism to our generational ideas of love.  Some films are comedic, some are dramatic, but all of them will make you think.

Emily’s Gift, the stage premiere of the evening, flows from the fifth film, A Little English Girl, and traces the life of a woman whose ability to read minds remains with her from her childhood to her death.  Emily, the English Girl, struggles with her relationship to her "gift" and with the world in which she finds herself.  More global in scope, this final piece considers how being "gifted" so often means being “alone.”

Please join us for a marvelous evening out at Theatre Intime.  A campus map is available at, and the theatre is located across the courtyard from the University Chapel and Firestone Library.  Tickets for Five Movies and a Play are $18 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors, available at the Frist Campus Center (please call (609) 258-9220) and at the theatre one hour before each performance.


Valid from 12/12/2012 to 12/17/2012

Princeton University’s Theatre Intime Presents Gidion’s Knot


A parent-teacher conference explodes into an interrogation of women’s roles as nurturers and educators via confrontation: part fistfight, part horror story, part philosophical reflection.

Seven performances of Gidion’s Knot will be held at the Hamilton-Murray Theatre at the following times:

Friday, October 9 at 8pm

Saturday, October 10 at 8pm

Sunday, October 11 at 2pm

Thursday, October 15 at 8pm

Friday, October 16 at 8pm

Saturday, October 17 at 2pm and 7pm

To purchase tickets, visit, Frist Campus Center Box Office (609-258-9220), or buy at the door!

Valid from 09/27/2015 to 10/18/2015

Upcoming Events from Princeton University’s Theatre Intime


Princeton University’s Theatre Intime Presents The Freshman One-Act Festival


The newest members of Theatre Intime strut their stuff in a night of one-acts directed, acted and produced by the freshman class of 2018, featuring:

- David Ives' "Engima Variations," directed by Carolyn Beard '18
- A.R. Gurney's "The Problem," directed by Jared Hopper '18
- Patrick Gabridge's "Insomnia," directed by Abigail Jean-Baptiste '18
- Edward Albee's "The Sandbox," directed by Kyle Berlin '18

Performances will be held at the Hamilton-Murray Theatre on the following dates:

Thursday, February 5 at 8:00 PM
Friday, February 6 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 7 at 8:00 PM

To purchase tickets: visit or call 609-258-9220.

Princeton University’s Theatre Intime Presents The Little Dog Laughed


When Hollywood star Mitchell falls in love with rentboy Alex, they find themselves questioning everything that they have always believed about the nature of love and success.  As they fumble through their relationship’s awkward, tentative, endearing first steps, Diane is there to guide the show to a happy ending…the way she defines it.

Written by Douglas Carter Beane and directed by Jack Moore ’15, seven performances of The Little Dog Laughed will be held at the Hamilton-Murray Theatre from Friday, February 20 through Saturday, February 28.

To purchase tickets: visit or call 609-258-9220.



Valid from 02/03/2015 to 03/01/2015

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Valid from 04/22/2010