I and You
by Lauren Gunderson
directed by Noëlle GM Gibbs
May 19-June 19, 2016. South Bay premiere.
View photos from this show. Scroll down for performance details and special events.
Take the leap… into an unexpected friendship.
Why you should see I and You
Because these two young characters are so real. You won’t believe how much you care what happens to them.
Because this play is that rare breed: a story that naturally blends comedy and tears. It’s life.
Because the New York Times loves playwright Lauren Gunderson. She’s one of the most produced playwrights in America, and the Times calls I and You her “breakthrough play.”
Because all theater contains multitudes.
Meet Caroline (Ivette Deltoro), a cynical high school senior in need of a new liver. Meet Anthony (Davied Morales), an idealistic high school basketball star in need of a partner for his English project. In this poignant and insightful play by San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson, the author of last season’s Exit, Pursued by a Bear, two teenagers who could not be more different discover just how much they have in common as they work together to complete a homework assignment as the clock ticks away—leading to a startling revelation.
What people are saying about our production
“I and You soars on powerful chemistry between its two stars.” -Georgia Rowe, Mercury News
“City Lights’ production of I and You is a deeply personal and gratifying exploration of the sacred, with a pleasantly surprising twist on how far intimacy can take a person.” -Tad Malone, Metro
“Once again, City Lights Theater Company has chosen a winning script, a superb production team, and an exciting duet of actors to present to its audience a gift that will continue to give for a long time. Not only will I and You lead to both self-reflection and conversations about life, death, and relationships, my guess is it will lead to a rush on Amazon to order a copy of Leaves of Grass.” -Eddie Reynolds, Talkin’ Broadway
“I truly hope people have a chance to see I and You at City Lights Theater. It is charming, engaging, and simply what a show should be: able to move a cynic like me to feel genuine empathy.” -Patrick Tisdale, patron
More information and special events
I and You runs May 19-June 19, 2016: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. (No show on May 22.)
Tickets: $17-$32. Discounts for seniors, students, educators and groups of 10+. ($2 surcharge for phone and in-person purchases; closing weekend is also subject to a $2 increase.)
We are currently adding a $2 facility fee to non-student tickets to help cover maintenance and upgrade costs on our aging building. Thank you for your support!
Parking and seating:
Parking is provided for $5 on most dates across the street at Notre Dame San Jose (call for availability for your performance). Please note that on May 19, the school lot will be available only after 7:30 p.m. View an interactive parking map of downtown San Jose for more options.
Seating is general admission, and the theater is wheelchair-accessible.
Thursday, May 19: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. Friday, May 20: Preview Night ($17).
Saturday, May 21: Opening Night celebration: $35 general, $30 seniors/educators, $17 students.
Sunday, May 29: A talkback with the director and cast following the 2 p.m. matinee.
Thursday, June 9: Support the performing arts at Notre Dame San Jose, our nonprofit partner for this production, by attending the 8 p.m. June 9 performance of I and You. We’ll donate 25% of the proceeds from this performance’s regular-priced single tickets to the organization.