I And You
May 20 - June 18, 2018
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by JoAnn Johnson
Homebound due to illness, 17-year old Caroline is suspicious of sweet, athletic Anthony after they are thrown together to work on an English project about Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself. As the pair stumbles through the poem, they begin to share secrets and let their guards down, eventually unlocking the mystery that brought them together in the first place.
With searing poignancy, I and You is a heartfelt, funny, and unexpected story about how much we need each other despite our differences.
2014 Steinberg American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award
2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
2016 Dramatist Guild Award Winner
“…Whitman’s wonderful lines flow freely through this script, and their universality brings the two together.”
“Gunderson’s gift is the best thing a play can offer: we might be better people after seeing it.”
“I and You is a valentine to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.”
“I and You lets you lay your burdens down, that your soul may be light enough to rise on its column of love.”
“Big-hearted and simple, I and You is one of the most life-affirming plays you’ll currently see onstage.”
“Gunderson, currently the most produced living playwright in America, crafts a delicate, often funny, sometimes beautiful, and ultimately heartbreaking story, one that teenagers will like but which has a profound effect on older audiences as well.”