“I and this mystery, here we stand.”
The University of Indianapolis Department of Theatre presents “I and You,” written by Lauren Gunderson and inspired by Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, April 20-28 in the Studio Theatre.
While the play has been done at Phoenix Theatre in recent years, the UIndy production will have a new spin. Director James Leagre contacted the playwright to request a gender change for one of the two main characters. Gunderson granted the request, and as a result, the upcoming production is being billed as “two casts, two stories, too good to miss.”
Thirteen students are directly involved in the production process: four student cast members, a student assistant director, a student stage manager, a student lighting design, a student sound design and a student costume design, plus four backstage crew. Another 15-20 students are involved in preparing all the elements of the show.
“Expect to be taken on an interesting, powerful, and heartfelt journey of discovery on how we are all connected and compatible beyond our understanding,” Leagre said.