I and You, written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Andrea McFeely
Performances April 6th - 9th
861 S. Higley St.
Gilbert AZ 85234
Some rehearsals will be held at the director's private home near the intersection of Elliot and Gilbert in Gilbert
(from Playscripts) One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
Auditions: Sunday, January 29, 2017
1:00-3:00PM Tuscany Theatre
Auditions: Monday, January 30, 2017
7:00-9:00PM Tuscany Theatre
Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script in a group audition environment. The first 40-ish pages of the script can be found here https://www.playscripts.com/play/2698 if you sign up for their email list.
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ANTHONY, a boy, 17. He is neat, poised, mature for his age. He’s an “A” student, a team player, a nice guy. He’s not really great around girls. He takes his homework seriously. When he likes something (jazz music) he is all in. Throughout the whole play he looks at Caroline like he’s trying to figure her out. Like he really needs to know who she is.
CAROLINE, a girl, 17. She is in comfy clothing, she does not expect company, she is sick but mainly just looks a little weak and frumpy. She doesn’t go out. She is cynical, over it, does not let a stray “feeling” near the surface.
Per the playwright, she would prefer the two main characters not be the same race. Anthony is frequently described as "African American" but there are many ways to meet the playwright's wishes for a diverse cast.