(HOBOKEN, NJ) --- Mile Square Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s drama I and You from January 30 through February 24. In the play, Caroline, ill and homebound, is visited by her high school classmate Anthony to complete a project about Walt Whitman. As these two let their guards down and reveal their secrets, the mundane poetry project unlocks the deeper mysteries between the two.
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.
“I’ve rarely been effected by an initial reading of a play as I was with this one,” says director Chris O’Connor. “I find this play funny, heartbreaking, and deeply moving. Lauren Gunderson beautifully captures the voice of the post-millennial generation and renders a play that contains a relatable truth that cuts through all generations. I think this production will strongly resonate with the MST audience.”
I and You stars Roland Lane (Scraps at The Flea) and Simone Grossman (Arcade Amerikana at Industry City), both making their MST debuts.
The creative team includes many of MST resident designers; scenic designer Jennifer Price Fick (The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi), costume designer Peter Fogel (The 39 Steps), lighting designer Jason Flamos (It’s a Wonderful Life), and sound designer Sean Hagerty (The Net Will Appear).
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I and You begins performances on Wednesday, January 30 and runs till Sunday, February 24. Opening night and MST’s Season Opener Party is February 1. Performances are on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00pm, and Sundays @ 3:00pm. Tickets are $15-40 and $18 students and seniors.
Tickets are available at www.milesquaretheatre.org, or by calling 201-683-7014. Discount Parking available at The Harlow at 1330 Willow Avenue and at Little Man Parking at 1300 Jefferson Street. Mile Square Theatre is located at 1400 Clinton Street in Hoboken, New Jersey.