Photo Flash: First Look at I AND YOU at the Phoenix Theatre
Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis presents the NNPN Rolling World premiere of Lauren Gunderson's I and You. Opening tomorrow, March 13, 2014 in the Frank and Katrina Basile Theatre at the Phoenix, this show runs through April 13, 2014 and will be directed by Indiana University Bloomington Professor Martha Jacobs. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars -- Eli Curry (Anthony) and Katharine Shelton (Caroline) -- in action below!
In I AND YOU, one afternoon in your town, Anthony arrives at Caroline's door bearing waffle fries, a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" from Leaves of Grass, and an urgent assignment from their high school lit teacher. Living most of her life online, Caroline is sick and hasn't been to school is months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly vanilla poetry assignment unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is a valentine to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
Martha Jacobs will be directing. Martha's Phoenix credits include: Sophie, The Housewives of Mannheim; Sylvia, End Days; Nancy Shirley, Frozen; Jackie, Jackie: An American Life; Sophie, Florida; and, Bessie, Marvin's Room. She has acted with: Edinburgh Festival, GeVa Theatre, Gloucester Stage, IRT, Brown County Playhouse, and Oasis Productions. As a director at the Phoenix: My Name is Asher Lev, Well, The Action Against Sol Schumann, Washington-Sarajevo Talks. She has directed for Cardinal Stage, IU, Phoenix Theatre and Bloomington Jewish Theatre. Martha is the author of A Meisner Legacy, Players Press, Inc.
In addition, the production staff for I and You includes Bryan Fonseca as Producer, Jim Ream as Set Designer, Jeff Martin as Lighting Designer, Tom Horan as Sound Designer, Ashley Kiefer as Props Master, Penny Sornberger as Costume Designer, Ashley Kiefer as Props Master, Ben Dobler as Audio and Electric Supervisor, and Chelsey Stauffer as Stage Manager.
Tickets for I and You are on sale now. All remaining performances are $28.00 per person, or $18.00 for anyone 21 & under. Tickets for I and You may be purchased by calling the box office at 317.635.7529 or may be purchased on-line at phoenixtheatre.org.
Photo Credit: Zach Rosing