at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present I and You as its opening production of the season. This
award-winning play by Lauren Gunderson will be performed September 24–26 and September 30–October 3 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 27, at 2:00 p.m.
Performances will take place on the Waller Hall Mainstage of IUP’s Performing
I and You is a provocative play about the strange
and transcendent connections between us all, bringing a collective conversation
to audiences of all ages
high school would two completely unconnected people—cranky, chronically ill
Caroline and levelheaded basketball star Anthony—be paired to collaborate on a
project. Their assignment is to deconstruct a poem about the interconnectivity
of everything. But, as the two teens cram to finish their presentation on Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, they eventually
how to work together and much more.
Gunderson is a playwright, screenwriter,
and short story author from Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BA in English
and creative writing at Emory University and her MFA in dramatic writing at NYU’s
Tisch School of the Arts. At Tisch, she was also a Reynolds Fellow in
Social Entrepreneurship. Gunderson was awarded the prestigious Steinberg/ATCA
New Play Award for I and You.
The play is directed by Carrie Cole,
a member of the theater faculty at IUP where she focuses on integrative theater
studies. She has also taught at the University of Arizona’s School of Theatre,
Film, and Television. Cole received her BA in theater
from Willamette University, MA from Arizona State, and PhD from the University of Maryland.
for I and You are available online or the Lively Arts’ ticketing site. They are also available during the day at the Hadley Union Building, located
on Pratt Drive of the IUP campus. Tickets may also be purchased with a credit
card by calling the HUB Box Office at 724-357-1313. Seats remaining will be
sold at the door starting one hour prior to the performance.
admission tickets are priced at $15 for regular admission, $12 for senior
citizens and groups of 15 or more, and $10 for students and children.
information, contact the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Theater-by-the-Grove is produced by the Department of Theater
and Dance and the College of Fine Arts. It is funded, in part, by the IUP
Student Cooperative Association.
Pictured below are, left to right in chairs: Brian
Kane, Ray Solis; and left to right on the floor, Riva Walker and Rachel Wingfield.
September 24, 20158:00 p.m.Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
September 25, 20158:00 p.m.Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
September 26, 20158:00 p.m.Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
September 27, 20152:00 p.m.Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
September 30, 20158:00 p.m.Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
October 1, 20158:00 p.m.Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
October 2, 20158:00 p.m.Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
October 3, 20158:00 p.m.Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
Lauren Gunderson’s haunting I and You, a play about the strange and transcendent connection between us all, won the 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award.
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