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The Curse of Millennials and Gen Y hits Melbourne Fringe
It's the last week of the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival, so hurry up and get your tickets to Quarter Life Crisis on now until 30 September at The Cavern, downstairs in the Metropolitan Hotel, North Melbourne. Book your tickets here.
Stephanie is turning 25 tomorrow and she is questioning her life choices; her job, her budget and adulthood. What is this thing called 'work'? Will I have to do it forever?
Quarter Life Crisis is a comedy about the millennial generation where everything is Uber, Apple, soy, organic and sourdough and instant gratification. Stephanie exudes confidence, despite being caught undieless in the public toilet by the Very Attractive Barista Boy (VABB). She powers through her day achieving absolutely nothing. Her future is uncertain ... and she thrives on it! She is fearless, and consequences never cross her mind, as long as her toiletry budget is on track.
Stephanie attends after work drinks just to indulge in free alcohol as that could save her money - she is not interested in getting to know her colleagues. She is fearless, dances like no one is watching, has a one-night stand in an unknown mansion with an unknown man and leaves before dawn breaks with no regrets or fear of consequences. She is late to her own birthday breakfast with Mum and Grandma, smelling of sex and sporting an innocent girl ponytail.
This is a story of the guilt-free 'Nike' just-do-it generation - it's really cute and funny and Stephanie (Courtney Ammenhauser) is both annoying and adorable. You know kids like this, you know the brand of peanut butter they buy, you know they will get ahead simply through charm and intelligence, without working a single day in their life – they'll make you do the hard stuff! They may even be your boss! (most likely!)
The truth is deep down, every other generation is jealous of the millennials who seem to have reaped the rewards without putting in the hard yakka. We just want them to sh*t up, think before they speak, learn to read, speak in Plain English and take responsibility for something, anything - and pay back their national credit card debt! Is that too much to ask?
Yes, it is. It really is.
Poor millennials, it's not their fault we spoilt them.
See this late night show on now until 30 September at The Cavern, Metropolitan Hotel North Melbourne.