I And You

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by JoAnn Johnson

May 20, 2018 – June 17, 2018

Morrison Stage - 90 minutes, no intermission

Homebound due to illness, 17-year old Caroline is suspicious of sweet, athletic Anthony after they are thrown together to work on an English project about Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself. As the pair stumbles through the poem, they begin to share secrets and let their guards down, eventually unlocking the mystery that brought them together in the first place. With searing poignancy, I and You is a heartfelt, funny, and unexpected story about how much we need each other despite our differences.

  • Revelatory Drama
  • 2014 Steinberg American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award
  • 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
  • 2016 Dramatist Guild Award Winner
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Blake Stone ±


Emily Eisele ±


± Equity Membership Candidate


Lauren Gunderson


JoAnn Johnson +^


Scenic Designer: Tim Stapleton

Costume Designer: Alex Pletcher

Lighting Designer: Kristeen Willis Crosser #

Sound Designer: Sharath Patel ^

Assistant Scenic Designer: Samie Pfeifer

Dramaturg: Luan Schooler

Resident Stage Manager: Michelle Jazuk +^

Props Master: Emily Wilken

Production Assistant: Megan Moll

Production Assistant 2: Haley Hanson

Board Op: Alan Cline

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist


“…Whitman's wonderful lines flow freely through this script, and their universality brings the two together.” -Holly Johnson, The Oregonian

"Everything’s primed for pathos, yet Gunderson taps into a buoyant spirit." - The Washington Post

"Gunderson’s gift is the best thing a play can offer: we might be better people after seeing it." - DC Theatre Scene

"I and You is a valentine to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness." - Broadway World Indianapolis

"Gunderson's genius lies in revealing the toughness and vulnerability of her mismatched characters." - Indy Week

"I and You lets you lay your burdens down, that your soul may be light enough to rise on its column of love." - CVNC

"Big-hearted and simple, I and You is one of the most life-affirming plays you'll currently see onstage." - TheaterMania

"Gunderson, currently the most produced living playwright in America, crafts a delicate, often funny, sometimes beautiful, and ultimately heartbreaking story, one that teenagers will like but which has a profound effect on older audiences as well." - Broad Street Review

Check out this interview with the playwright here!

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Read this interesting review by TheatreMania.


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Special Events

PREVIEW WEEK: May 20 & 22-25 @ 7:30pm

  • 5/20: Sunday Sounday! Come early to listen to music by Youth Music Project. This performance is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN.
  • 5/22: Ten Buck Tue$day! Tickets are only $10.
  • 5/23: Wine Down Wednesday! Enjoy a glass of wine on us before the show.
  • 5/24: Pizza Love Thursday! FREE slice of Hot Lips Pizza when you come see the show.
  • 5/25: Happy Hour Friday! Have a beer on us before the performance.

Post show discussions follow the matinees on May 27, June 6, 10 & 17.

An Oregon Psychoanalytic Center post show discussion will follow the June 3 matinee.  

June 16, 2pm performance includes open captioning.


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