The Southwestern College theatre department will present “I and You” on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All performances will be in the Helen Graham Little Theatre located on the lower level of the Christy Administration building.
For every ticket sold, a $1 donation will be made to the Midwest Transplant Network to raise awareness about organ donation.
“Not only is this show from playwright Lauren Gunderson an entertaining and insightful night of theatre for those who come to watch, but it is also for a wonderful cause,” says director Allyson Moon. “Caroline, one of the two characters in the play, suffers from a congenital disease and is in need of a transplant. This production provides us with the opportunity to use powerful theatre to raise awareness.”
The play stars Victoria Lybarger as Caroline and Kuhmar Shannon as Anthony. The play follows the two as they bond over Walt Whitman homework. Through their short time together they discover that despite their different worlds, backgrounds, and personalities, their connection can have more weight and meaning than they ever thought possible.
Both actors are excited about the production and their characters.
“I think the play is about breaking stereotypes and perseverance,” Lybarger says. “It's written so well that the give-and-take of both characters makes it interesting.”
“I like how Anthony gets to know Caroline and really care for her. I love how the play increasingly falls together, scene by scene,” Shannon says.
To reserve tickets, call (620) 221-7720 or (620) 229-6272 or email email@example.com.