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THEATRE 180 presents 'I and You' by Lauren Gunderson

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Featuring two of the hottest young performers in WA today
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This May, THEATRE 180 is proudly presenting the WA premiere of the award-winning I and You by Lauren Gunderson, one of America's most produced and popular living playwrights.

An ode to youth, life, love and the strange beauty of human connectedness, the critically acclaimed I and You plays at Burt Hall from 8 to 29 May. Tickets are now on sale for this strictly limited season.

Image: Stewart Thorpe Photography

THEATRE 180's production is directed by Kate Cherry and headlined by two of the hottest young performers in WA - Sophia Forrest (Love Child, Ride Like a Girl and Aquaman) and Darius Williams (Home and Away, My Pet Dinosaur and Dinosaur Island).

I and You burns with humanity amid a poetical call to arms for living your best life.


Caroline (Sophia Forrest) hasn't been at school for months – sick at home, she's trapped in her bedroom with only Facebook, Twitter and Insta for company. When classmate Anthony (Darius Williams) arrives unexpectedly, spouting Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass and brandishing an unfinished English Lit project he urgently needs her help with, she is less than impressed and rejects this intrusion into her damaged life. As they come together and reveal themselves through Whitman's electric poetry and over waffle fries, they discover a connection far deeper than either of them could ever have imagined.
Image: Stewart Thorpe Photography

Stuart Halusz, Artistic Director THEATRE 180, says, "This beautiful play is devastating in its brutal honesty, bristling with teenage anxiety and desire. Haunting and uplifting, the stunning reveal at the end is the most sublime moment you may ever experience at the theatre. This is not to be missed!"


"My gut feels as though it has been walloped…but in a good waytheasy.com

"…enjoyable, tender study of youth: Gunderson is good at capturing both that soft-centre earnestness, and the hard, self-protective casing around it…TimeOut London


Image: Stewart Thorpe Photography

Tickets are now on sale through theatre180.com.au/show/i-and-you. Early bookings are advised as places are strictly limited.

For more information on the production and to plan your visit, please see theatre180.com.au, facebook.com/Theatre180 and instagram.com/theatre180wa

 

I and You is produced by special arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical, on behalf of Playscripts, Inc. This show is part of THEATRE 180's 'One Act x 2' program (The Children & I and You).

THEATRE 180 evolved from Agelink Theatre, a 25-year success story creating theatre from oral histories founded by Jenny Davis OAM and has added Main Stage theatre and Education pillars to the trajectory into a new and challenging future.

I And You includes Cast: Sophia Forrest and Darius Williams | Writer: Lauren Gunderson | Director: Kate Cherry Sound Designer: Noah Ivulich | Set/Costume Designer: Matthew Raven Lighting Designer: Garry Ferguson

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When: 8-29 May, 2021
Where: Burt Hall, 38 St Georges Tce Perth
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