Orange County Theatre Reviews

Written by Patrick Chavis

The synopsis for I & You by Lauren Gunderson taken from playscripts.com

“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.”

According to the press release, “I and You is a dazzling and profoundly moving play about the
connections between us all. MOXIE Executive Artistic Director Jennifer Eve Thorn says, “We
asked ourselves what our community needs most. Many of our staff are also mothers guiding
our kids through distance learning. A common refrain has been heard amongst the young
people in our home who are disconnected from their peers AND our Subscribers, many of
whom are seniors. ‘This isolation is getting harder as this goes on. What better time to produce
this play about human connection? We’ve decided to use this opportunity to create a truly
unique interactive experience which invites young people to play a role in our production and to
come together with MOXIE and Electric Company audiences for specially scheduled
performances online to enjoy theatre and to discuss this play.”

MOXIE Theatre and Electric Company Theatre’s production of I And You will stream March 4-28, 2021.

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