Theatre at Bridgewater College Presents: I and You by Lauren Gunderson
Saturday, February 28, 2015 08:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
One afternoon, Anthony arrives at Caroline’s door bearing waffle fries, a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and an urgent assignment from their high school lit teacher. Living most of her life online, Caroline is sick and hasn’t been to school is months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly vanilla poetry assignment unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is a valentine to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
Winner of the 2014 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Winner and finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Playwrighting Prize, I and You is a haunting play about the strange and transcendent connections between us all.
"...sharp and funny. Gunderson taps into a buoyant spirit...the touching 'barbaric yawp' (Whitman's phrase) of these two deeply engaging kids." Washington Post
"...a validation of the human experience, and of the triumph of life over death. Gunderson's gift is the best thing a play can offer: we might be better people after seeing it." DC Theatre Scene
"Unforgettable. The end will leave you gasping." Washington Speaks
Talk-Back and Reception, February 27 after the performance
$10 Adults, $8 Seniors and Non-BC Students
Reservations Required - Limited Seating
Ticket Reservations: (540) 828-5631
Produced by Special Arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.