Young Americans' Theatre Company, an ambitious Seattle troupe made up of teens, will perform "Past Curfew: A Festival of One-Acts" and "Burn," on stage between July 23 and Aug. 9 at Live Girls! Theatre in Ballard.

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Young in years but adult in artistic ambition, Seattle’s Young Americans’ Theatre Company returns for a second summer season, with two productions staged, designed and performed by teens. The first up, running tonight through Sunday, is a bill of four one-acts that address hot topics from religion to identity crises. The other attraction, opening next week, is “Burn,” a full-length work by Deborah Gearing that considers love and violence from an adolescent angle.

“Past Curfew: A Festival of One-Acts,” opened last night and continues through Sunday. “Burn” opens Thursday and plays Thursdays-Sundays through Aug. 9. Both shows at Live Girls! Theatre, 2220 Market St., Seattle; $10-$20 (800-838-3006 or

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