The play, which had an impressive off Broadway run, was described by the New York Times as a ‘study in adolescent confusions and cosmic mysteries’.
Housebound due to illness, Caroline (Maisie Williams) has been absent from school for months. In fact, her only claim to the title of fully functioning teen comes in the form of her social media habit. That is until her classmate Anthony, intrigued by the mysticism surrounding Caroline, and in desperate need of help on a school project on Whitman (due in tomorrow), bursts into her life.
Caroline, headstrong and with an outer shell as hard as her pet turtle, is naturally unyielding at first. But as the play goes on, an unlikely friendship develops, as the project allows them to explore themselves and each other.
Those familiar with Gunderson’s work can expect the familiar repertoire of razor-sharp wit, breakneck dialogue, and erudite literary in-jokes. Following her play-cum-love letter to Shakespeare, The Book of Will, Gunderson in I and You plays pays homage to the great American poet, Walt Whitman, around whose writing a relationship between the two misfit teens forms.
The play will run for just over five weeks, under the guidance of Hampstead’s Artistic Director, Edward Hall. This fast-talking ode to youth and poetry may not be to everyone’s tastes – but it provides an exciting opportunity for an English audience to get a sense of the Gunderson phenomenon and see the young powerhouse of acting talent, Maisie Williams, on stage for the first time.
|What||Game of Thrones's Maisie Williams stars in fast-talking teen drama|
|Where||Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Swiss Cottage (underground)|
18 Oct 18 – 24 Nov 18, 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here to book tickets|