Playwrights Horizons celebrated the official opening of Craig Lucas' new play I Was Most Alive With You September 24. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli, the play—which examines Deaf culture, addiction, and the nature of human resilience—is performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language by two separate casts.
Inspired by the biblical Book of Job, I Was Most Alive With You tells the story of a man whose entire existence is threatened by a series of unexpected tests.
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The New York premiere began September 1 and is playing through October 14.
The Off-Broadway cast features Marianna Bassham, Michael Gaston, and Russell Harvard (in a role Lucas wrote for him and who reprises his performance from the play's world premiere in Boston), as well as Tony Award nominee Lois Smith, Tad Cooley, Lisa Emery, and Gameela Wright. The shadow cast is made up of Beth Applebaum, Kalen Feeney, Seth Gore, Harold Foxx, Amelia Hensley, Anthony Natale, and Alexandria Wailes.
Sabrina Dennison serves as director of Artistic Sign Language.
A Look at Craig Lucas' I Was Most Alive With You Off-Broadway
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