I and You 8-29 May
Written by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Kate Cherry. Featuring Sophia Forrest and Darius Williams.
Featuring two of the hottest young performers in WA today, this searingly good play burns with humanity amid a poetical call to arms for living your best life. The ending will leave you breathless; your heart bursting with love and hope.
Caroline (Sophia Forrest) hasn’t been at school for months – sick at home, she’s trapped in her bedroom with only Facebook, Twitter and Insta for company. When classmate Anthony (Darius Williams) arrives unexpectedly, spouting Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and brandishing an unfinished English Lit project he urgently needs her help with, she is less than impressed and rejects this intrusion into her damaged life. As they come together and reveal themselves through Whitman’s electric poetry and over waffle fries, they discover a connection far deeper than either of them could ever have imagined.
From America’s currently most produced and popular playwright, comes this award-winning play.
I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:
“…The Children and I and You are a godsend for five actors at different points in their careers. There are no supernumerary parts here – each is a starring role, and all five take to the rare opportunity with fabulous energy and skill.”
David Zampatti, SEESAW MAGAZINE
“…THEATRE 180 delivers two lively, provocative and carefully crafted plays, with five fabulous performers. It is a joy to see great theatre again.”
Sarah McNeill, POST NEWSPAPERS
“Congratulations must go to the cast and crew of THEATRE 180 for this production of I and You, which held the audience spellbound until the climactic finish. Both Sophia Forrest (Caroline) and Darius Williams (Anthony) received a well deserved standing ovation for their performances.”
Greg Letts, PERTH WALKABOUT
“The tight direction, strong performances and intimacy of the space tie together for a wonderful 90 minutes at the theatre.”
Mitch Whelan, MAGAZINE 6000
Produced by special arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical, on behalf of Playscripts, Inc.
Duration 85min (no interval)
SEASON DATES 8 – 29 May
This show is part of THEATRE 180’s ‘One Act x 2’ program (The Children & I and You). To purchase the two show package you will need to purchase tickets for each show separately (via each show’s booking link) and when you get to the checkout page for each booking enter the promo code T180-DOUBLEBILL. This will apply the discount.
This production is made possible through project funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Image: Stewart Thorpe Photography
“Unforgettable. The end will leave you gasping.”
- Patricia Leslie, Washington Speaks
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