Lauren Gunderson's I AND YOU Makes World Premiere at Marin Theatre, Now thru 11/3
Playwright Lauren Gunderson's I and You will make its World Premiere with the Marin Theatre Company, directed by Sarah Rasmussen (of Oregon Shakespeare Festival's BLACK SWAN Lab for New Work), and featuring Jessica Lynn Carroll (Bellwether) and Devion McArthur (MTC debut), October 10 - November 3, 2013. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, October 15, and previews run tonight, October 10 - Sunday, October 13.
Only in high school would two completely unconnected people - cranky, chronically ill Caroline and levelheaded basketball star Anthony - be paired to collaborate on a project to deconstruct a poem about the interconnectivity of everything. But as the two teens cram to finish their presentation on Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, they learn not only how to work together, but just how fundamentally they complement each other.
Based in San Francisco, playwright Lauren Gunderson has had a relationship with MTC since 2008. MTC has helped her develop two of her plays through our New Works program. She is a Bay Area favorite, with eight of her plays, including I and You, premiering locally in the last two years and this coming year. Her previous scripts have been praised for their "excellent balance of intelligent, pointed humor" (The Daily Californian), for being "exceptionally well crafted, emotionally grounded and thought-provoking" (TheatreStorm); and for "not only making each character adorably quirky but engendering empathy for them as well" (The Week Magazine).
Performance Days: Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat 8:00 pm, Wed 7:30 pm, Sun 7:00 pm; Matinees: Every Sun 2:00 pm | Sat 10/19 & 11/2, 2:00 pm | Thu 10/24, 1:00 pm. Check marintheatre.org or call the box office at (415) 388-5208 for exact performance dates and times. Marin Theatre Company is located at 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA.
TICKETS: $37-$58, details below (discounts available for Seniors and those Under 30). Ticket Prices: Previews: $37 all; Opening Night & Sat Evenings: $53 side | $58 center; Tues: $37| $42; Wed, Thu, Sun Evenings & Matinees: $42 | $47; and Fri: $48 | $53.
Discounts available: RUSH tickets: $20, available one hour prior to show, based on availability; Under 30: $20, all performances; Senior discounts: $4 off, all performances; Military personnel, their families & US veterans: $5 off, all performances, must show ID.
"MTC Engaged" invites patrons to join MTC's artistic staff, designers and casts in conversation. A member of MTC's artistic staff (often with one or more members of the cast) hosts After Words, a Q&A talk back, after every performance, except Saturday matinees and evenings, and Opening and Closing Nights.
MTC Engaged Special Events:
Lecture Series at Belvedere-Tiburon Library: FREE public lecture by MTC artistic staff, 1501 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, 9/26, 7:30pm
Lecture Series at Larkspur Library: FREE public lecture by MTC artistic staff, 400 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, 10/1, 7:30pm
Lecture Series at Mill Valley Public Library: FREE public lecture by MTC artistic staff, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, 10/2, 7:30pm
Perspectives: pre-show topical lecture: Thu 10/24, 12:00 p.m.
ACCESS: "MTC All Access" strives to make theater accessible to all audiences. For visually impaired patrons, Large Print playbills are available at the box office at all performances and Braille playbills are available with two-weeks advance notice through partnership with LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. To request a Braille playbill, call MTC's Box Office, (415) 388-5208, or use the California Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing "711." For hearing impaired patrons, amplified sound Listening Devices are available.
Founded in 1967, Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area's premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our intimate 231-seat proscenium theater, as well as a five-show Theater Series for Young Audiences in partnership with the Bay Area Children's Theatre in our 99-seat studio theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American Playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes at least one premiere each season, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards and new play readings and workshops by the nation's best emerging playwrights. Our numerous education programs serve more than 6,000 students from over 40 Bay Area schools each year. MTC in a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.