I and You, Lauren Gunderson’s two-character play that now has opened in New York, has been produced in some 20 theaters around the country, receiving awards and much publicity, yet nobody has revealed the twist at the end. The twist is not just shocking; it makes the play.
The acting and directing in the New York production are competent, the design team does wonders in the relatively small stage of 59E59 Theatre A, and the playwright has something profound she wants us to take out of the theater. But just knowing there is a surprise ending, yet not knowing what it is, provides a narrative suspense that propels us through the seemingly aimless patches of an encounter that begins when high school student Anthony (Reggie D. White) enters the bedroom of Caroline (Kayla Ferguson), much to her surprise and annoyance.
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