I and You 8-29 May

I and You

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

The Team

Writer

Lauren Gunderson

Director

Kate Cherry

Cast

Sophia Forrest
Darius Williams

Set/Costume Designer

Matthew Raven

Sound Designer

Noah Ivulich

Lighting Designer

Garry Ferguson

Production Manager

Garry Ferguson

Stage Manager

Finlay Pedler

Assistant Stage Manager

Rachael Canning

Accent Coach

Luzita Fereday

Movement Coach and Choreographer

Claudia Alessi

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We are so excited to announce we will be taking SYDNEY II: Lost and Found back on tour throughout regional WA in March! Thanks to funding through Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries & Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, THEATRE 180 will be to continue to share this very special West Australian story in Wickepin, Merredin, Margaret River, Harvey, Boddington, Kojonup and Corrigin. 
Bookings will open soon 😀

Photography: Stewart Thorpe
Actors: Tom O’Sullivan & Morgan Dukes
We are thrilled to be taking A Fortunate Life back to @acecinemas Midland where we started! Whilst there we will be celebrating our 100th performance of this very special show. The cinema also stands next to where Albert and Evelyn Facey’s last house was. We are equally as excited to then take the show to @grand_cinemaswa Bunbury! Evelyn Facey grew up there and Albert and Evelyn were married in St David’s Church Bunbury. Bookings are open at www.afortunatelife.com.au 
February 2022. Don’t miss it! 
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Final performance of the year for THEATRE 180 - A Fortunate Life at Joondalup @grand_cinemaswa 
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A wonderful morning spent by Jenny Davis, Stuart Halusz and Rebecca Davis with fabulous workshop participants exploring the craft of writing plays from oral and recorded histories. Lots of great ideas and conversation, prompted by the very many special stories within the walls of WA Museum Boola Bardip. Thank you Neil Sheriff for organising this lovely event and for your informative tour!

Participant Sharyn McCaskey gave some lovely feedback: What a brilliant workshop. The tidbits of information I took away will keep me educated and moving forward with my projects for quite some considerable time. A few hours very well spent.
We are back! 4 performances only!
The team is so excited to perform A.B Facey’s A Fortunate Life at Grand Cinema Joondalup tomorrow and Sunday as well as next weekend. All performances 3pm.
Sat 27 & Sun 28 Nov
Sat 4 & 5 Dec
Bookings: www.afortunatelife.com.au 
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Following a commemorative, and 53rd performance of SYDNEY II: Lost and Found, the THEATRE 180 cast, crew, production team and board are at the Sydney II Memorial for the sunset service to mark the 80th Anniversary of the loss of Sydney II in the waters just behind us. 

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Warwick:  We open SYDNEY II: Lost and Found  at Grand Cinemas Warwick tomorrow and have already sold out a number of shows!

Tickets still available for the following performances:

Tuesday 9 November 11am & 6.15pm
Wednesday 10 November 11am & 6.15pm

Tickets: www.theatre180.com.au

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