February 19 - March 6, 2016
presented in partnership with Jackalope Theatre

One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

Creative Team

Written by: Lauren Gunderson
Directed by: Dana Murphy
Assistant Directed by: Albert Warnaar
Stage Managed by: Rachel Hayes
Lighting Designed by: Claire Sangster
Set Designed by: Andrew Burden Swanson
Set Dressed by: Ashley Busse
Sound Designed by: Cleo Shine
Costumes Designed by: Dana Murphy

Reviews

"If you are expecting to see two Disney Channel teen stars spitting out corny jokes and pop culture references, you will not find that anywhere near here.  And vice versa, you are not going to hear two teenagers saying outrageous things for shock value.  You hear two teenagers talking like normal kids. On top of that, the lines are delivered by two high school student actors who are giving performances beyond their years!  These are two true professional actors really owning everything in the show"

Buzz on Stage, Tommy Bullington

"Beyond the mature performances they bring out, The Yard offers a sense of camaraderie and mentorship that is lovingly etched into every moment on stage" 

Newcity Stage, Kevin Greene

"An ode to art both new and old, “I & You” is the perfect distillation of The Yard’s inspiring inaugural season."

Newcity Stage, Kevin Greene