Mismatched teenagers offer insightful wisdom for all ages
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (January 21, 2016) – A quintessential tale of two worlds colliding, audiences are invited to experience the power of diversity and the beauty of acceptance in the award-winning I and You at Aurora Theatre, January 29-February 21. As part of the 2015-16 GGC Harvel Lab Series, this moving story of two teenagers and the bond they create through examination of poetry offers an ode to youth, life, love and the strange splendor of human connectedness!
“This play has quickly become one of the hottest properties in American theater, including a recently opened off-Broadway run,” said Anthony Rodriguez, Aurora’s Producing Artistic Director. “Lauren is a dear friend and nothing could thrill me more than having the opportunity for Aurora Theatre to produce the Georgia premiere of this Atlanta-bred playwright’s most recent work. Lauren’s work is universally acclaimed and widely produced across the country, yet her voice echoes the spirit of the modern South.”
Written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Aurora’s Director of Education Jaclyn Hofmann, I and You chronicles the unlikely relationship formed by popular jock Anthony and chronically ill Caroline, when he shows up to her house unexpectedly with waffle fries, a beat-up book and a homework assignment to explore Walt Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself.” Coming from opposite ends of the social spectrum, the two teens reluctantly work together to journey through Whitman’s impacting verse. As they delve deep into the poem and get to know each other on a personal level, they eventually learn of the profound mystery which brought them together in the first place.
Recommended for teens and adults, I and You is presented January 29-February 21. Regular show tickets are general admission and start at $20. Tickets may be purchased online at tickets.auroratheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222.
Regular show times are as follows:
· Thursday and Friday: 8 p.m.
· Saturday: 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
· Sunday: 2:30 p.m.
On Thursday, February 11, Aurora will host a FREE Community Conversation: “Misfitting In,” from 7:15-7:55 p.m. Addressing the social situations and anxieties that can make acceptance difficult, as well as ways to empower both parents and teenagers to tackle and overcome these obstacles with positive tactics, “Misfitting In” is a perfect topic for all ages.