‘What does it mean to be an adult, and when do you become one?’: is the million-dollar question posed by actor and playwright Yolanda Mercy in her latest show, which comes to Stockton’s Arc on Wednesday 12th April. As the generation that face the perils of finding love online, zero-hour contracts and little in the way of funds, it seems that 25 is the new 50, and quarter life crises are very much a real deal.
Join Alicia, an awe-struck millennial and second generation Nigerian trying her hardest to figure out what the hell she’s doing amidst the terrifying humdrum of post-Brexit London. If you haven’t heard of Yolanda Mercy, you’re certain to know her name soon: funded by Arts Council England, this up-and-coming, multitalented playwright will venture to whisk you through the trials and tribulations of today’s phone-wielding youth, with music, dance and a spot audience participation to help along the way. The performance will even include an extra-special, extra-ambiguous mystery guest, who is identified simply as ‘a member of the local community’.
With subject matter that ranges from the realms of tinder and surrendering the 16-25 railcard to navigating our ever-changing capital city, this is one story about cheating adulthood that you won’t want to miss.
Yolanda Mercy’s Quarter Life Crisis is at ARC, Stockton on Wednesday 12th April.