VERMONT STAGE PRODUCES I AND YOU BY LAUREN GUNDERSON  

March 23, 2016  
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(BURLINGTON, VT) Vermont Stage is pleased to announce that its production of I and You, written by Lauren Gunderson, will be playing at FlynnSpace April 20–May 8, 2016.

 

Winner of the 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, I and You  begins when handsome, athletic Anthony arrives unexpectedly at Caroline’s door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and an urgent assignment from their English teacher due the next day. Anthony convinces Caroline to help him transform his presentation on Whitman into something beautiful but in the process they uncover the profound mystery that has actually brought them together.

 

I and You has been hailed as “sharp and funny” by The Washington Post. These captivating teens will throw you for a loop. DC Metro Theater Arts notes, “The striking twists and turns along the progression of the rapid-paced work are astonishing, breath-taking, and mind-blowing,” and, according to Washington Speaks, “The end will leave you gasping.”

Under the direction of Cathy Hurst, Victoria Fearn will be playing passionate and creative Caroline, along with Middlebury College Theatre Student Jabari Matthew as Anthony—Caroline’s surprising classmate. The production team consists of Scenic Designer Jeff Modereger, Lighting Designer Alan Hefferon, Sound Designer Zach Williamson, Costume Designer Suzanne Kneller, Technical Director F. Patrick Orr, Props Master Sue Wade, Assistant Stage Manager John Hughes, and Production Stage Manager Nicole Kutcher.

 

Following the Thursday performances of I and You, Vermont Stage will be hosting Talkback Thursdays, a discussion panel for audience members. These panels feature an array of advocates, experts, and professionals from our community who will speak about the themes of each production and how they are relevant to Vermonters today.

 

The Vermont Stage production of I and You by Lauren Gunderson will be playing at FlynnSpace from April 20–May 8, 2016, 153 Main St. in Burlington. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays–Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays, with an additional matinee on Saturday, March 12. Tickets are $37.50 for adults and $33.75 for students on Friday and Saturday evenings, and $32 and $28.80, respectively, for all other performances. Call 802-863­-5966 or go online to www.flynntix.org to purchase tickets. For more information about the play or Vermont Stage, visit www.vermontstage.org.

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