I Was Most Alive with You
New York premiere
I want to see God. I don’t want any more signs. I want to see His face.
Ash has a blessed life, thankful every day for the gifts of his family, his addiction, and his son’s Deafness. But on one fateful day, everything’s taken from him. How can he see this unexpected test, that threatens to cast him and his loved ones into darkness, as the ultimate gift? Performed simultaneously in English and ASL by two casts, Craig Lucas’s sublime, stunning new play is a theatrical event not to be missed.
The play will be simultaneously performed in American Sign Language by a shadow cast of Deaf actors.
Marianna Bassham — Astrid
Tad Cooley — Farhad
Lisa Emery — Pleasant
Michael Gaston — Ash
Russell Harvard — Knox
Lois Smith — Carla
Gameela Wright — Mariama
— SHADOW CAST
Beth Applebaum — Astrid
Harold Foxx — Knox
Seth Gore — Ash
Amelia Hensley — Pleasant
Christina Marie — Carla
Anthony Natale — Farhad
Alexandria Wailes — Mariama
Associate Director of Artistic Sign Language: Lewis Merkin
Scenic Design: Arnulfo Maldonado
Costume Design: David C. Woolard
Lighting Design: Annie Wiegand
Sound Design: Jane Shaw
Projection Design: Alex Basco Koch
Original Music: Daniel Kluger
Fight Consultant: David Anzuelo
Production Stage Manager: Brett Anders
Assistant Stage Manager: Adele Nadine Traub
I Was Most Alive with You is made possible by a generous grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation. The mission of The Roy Cockrum Foundation is to award grants to support world-class performing arts projects in not-for-profit professional theaters throughout the United States. The Roy Cockrum Foundation enables theaters to reach beyond their normal scope of activities and undertake ambitious and creative productions.
Critic’s Pick! "Craig Lucas’ I Was Most Alive with You is passionate and haunting. A marvel of polyphony, featuring standout performances."—Jesse Green, The New York Times
Elegantly staged by Tyne Rafaeli (Sabrina Dennison directed the ASL portion) and superbly acted by an ensemble of hearing and Deaf actors.—Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter