MOLINE, ILLINOIS (July 1, 2021) — The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline will open the dramedy I and You by Laura Gunderson on July 15. The plot: One afternoon, Anthony (Michael Alexander) arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's (Adrienne Jane) 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.

Starring in the area premiere are Michael Alexander who had previously been in the Black Box production of War of the World, and Adrienne Jane, who recently finished a run of Princeton’s Rage at Playcrafters Barn Theatre. Directing is Kayla Jo Pulliam, who has starred in two Black Box productions (Turn of the Screw and Love, Loss, and What I Wore.) Set design by Lora Adams, construction by Michael Kopriva, costuming by Jacqueline Isaacson and lighting design by David Miller.

“We produced Laura Gunderson’s play Silent Sky several seasons ago and we are delighted to, once again, premiere one of her plays here at the Black Box,” said Adams, The Black Box Theatre’s co-founder.

I and You runs July 15 through 24. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM and Sunday at 2PM. Tickets are $13 on Thursdays and $16 all other performances. Tickets are available online at

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