I AND YOU, by Lauren Gunderson
Thu, May 7 @ 7:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, May 23, 2020
“…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.” — Tim Treanor, DC Theatre Scene
The final entry in our 2019–20 Lauren Gunderson Series is a full stage production of her unforgettable play, I and You, directed by WWU’s Rich Brown.
One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher.
Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular.
As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together.
I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30pm
May 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23
Doors open at 7:00pm