I AND YOU
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Rick Dildine
One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at Caroline’s door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and an urgent homework assignment from their English teacher. Even though Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guard 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.
“…sharp and funny. Gunderson taps into a buoyant spirit…the touching ‘barbaric yawp’ (Whitman’s phrase) of these two deeply engaging kids.” –The Washington Post
Alabama Shakespeare Festival is doing its part to flatten the COVID-19 curve. Unfortunately, that means we are canceling all performances of I and You and canceling or postponing other productions and activities. As always, we thank you for your support of ASF. We hope you are joining us as we continue to create online at ASF.net/PlayOn.
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