Due to the current public health situation, all performances of I and You have been canceled.
I and You
by Lauren Gunderson
March 13 – 22, 2020
High school seniors Caroline and Anthony have more in common than they know. She’s a smart, cynical teenager. He’s an easy-going athlete with a love of waffle fries. Mysteriously forced together to complete a report on Walt Whitman, this unlikely duo discovers a shocking secret that will unite them forever. Funny, moving and unforgettable, this show contains a surprise twist that will tempt you to see it twice.
Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Opening Night BREWHaHa – Friday, Mar 13 – lobby opens for 1 cent beer samples at 6:30. Curtain at 7:30 (courtesy of Baxter Brewing)
Post Show Talkback with actors – Sunday, Mar 15 – Download the free Study Guide, when available. Contains Spoilers.
Wine Down Thursday – Mar 19 – lobby opens for wine sampling at 6:30 (courtesy of The Vault)
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A Spoiler Alert for a “must see” show at The Public Theatre
When was the last time you saw a contemporary coming-of-age story that featured a pair of compelling and complex teenage characters that in its final moments left you breathless? I and You, is that play – youthful, humorous, powerful and profoundly moving. Some reviewers have called it, “the most life-affirming play you’ll ever see onstage”.
Even people who might not normally choose to spend an hour and a half with a pair of seventeen-year-olds are advised to put I and You at the top of their “must-see” list. Audiences have been so stunned by the show’s unexpected plot twists in the final moments, that many of them return a second time for the pure joy of re-experiencing them.
High school seniors Caroline and Anthony have more in common than they know. She’s a smart, cynical teenager. He’s an easy-going athlete with a love of waffle fries. Mysteriously forced together to complete an English project on Walt Whitman, this unlikely duo discovers a shocking secret that will unite them forever.
“I and You contains a stunner of a spoiler” says director Christopher Schario, “and we are hopeful that audiences and reviewers who see it will protect the secret of the show so that others can enjoy the thrill of discovering it for themselves”.
Lauren Gunderson’s I and You was one of the most produced plays in America in 2017, as well as the winner of the 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. A recently acclaimed London production featured Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones (Arya) in the role of Caroline.
The Public Theatre’s production of I and You features professional actors Emma Wisniewski as Caroline and London Carlisle as Anthony. Set design is by Jennifer Madigan, lighting by Christopher Burkhardt, and sound design by John Morrison.
Once again, The Public Theatre will continue its special pre-show events with 1-cent beer samples compliments of Baxter Brewing on opening night, March 13th, and a free wine-tasting in the lobby provided by The Vault before the Thursday, March 19th performance. A free post-show discussion featuring the cast and director will also directly follow the Sunday, March 15th matinee.
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Meet the Cast of I and You
EMMA WISNIEWSKI (Caroline) New York credits include: You Never Can Tell (Off-Broadway, Pearl Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet (South Brooklyn Shakespeare); The School for Lies (Boxed Wine); The Importance of Being Earnest (Studio Tisch); King Lear (TheaterLAB); readings and development with the Resident Acting Company, Match:Lit, Gallatin Theater Lab, Emerging Artists Theatre, and more. Regional credits include Rebecca Gilman’s Soups, Stews and Casseroles: 1976 (St Louis Rep) and Joe Tracz’s The Nest Thief (New World Symphony), both world premieres. Emma recently made her TV debut on Abuse of Power (Oxygen) and her directorial debut with Stephen Belber’s Tape at the Bridge Theatre in NYC. She holds a BFA from NYU-Tisch, and is a Stella Adler alum and AEA member. Gratitude to Chris, London, BJ, and Kat. Updates available at emma-wisniewski.com.
LONDON CARLISLE (Anthony) An Alabama native, Carlisle graduated from Auburn University with a BFA in Theatre Performance. His Auburn credits include Mr. Burns, Detroit, Big Fish, and The Rocky Horror Show. Carlisle is now based in New York City. He would like to thank his family and friends for their endless motivation, love, and support. @londoncarlisle