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Marianna Bassham, Michael Gaston, Russell Harvard, Tad Cooley; photo by Joan Marcus

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Below: Tad Cooley, Michael Gaston, Lisa Emery, Russell Harvard; Above: Anthony Natale, Seth Gore, Amelia Hensley, Harold Foxx; photo by Joan Marcus

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Lois Smith and Lisa Emery; photo by Joan Marcus

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Russell Harvard and Gameela Wright; photo by Joan Marcus

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The company; photo by Joan Marcus

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Craig Lucas; photo by Zack DeZon

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I Was Most Alive with You


Mainstage Theater

Performance Calendar

SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
      SEP 1*
8:00 PM
SEP 2*
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
SEP 3SEP 4*
7:00 PM
SEP 5*
7:00 PM ▲
SEP 6*
8:00 PM
SEP 7*
8:00 PM
SEP 8*
2:30 PM ▲
8:00 PM
SEP 9*
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
SEP 10SEP 11*
7:00 PM ♦
SEP 12*
7:00 PM
SEP 13*
8:00 PM
SEP 14*
8:00 PM ▲
SEP 15*
2:30 PM ♦
8:00 PM
SEP 16*
2:30 PM
7:30 PM

SEP 17
SEP 18*
7:00 PM ♦
SEP 19*
7:00 PM
SEP 20*
8:00 PM
SEP 21*
8:00 PM
SEP 22*
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
SEP 23*
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
SEP 24
Opening Night
SEP 25SEP 26
7:00 PM
SEP 27
8:00 PM
SEP 28
8:00 PM
SEP 29
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
SEP 30
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
OCT 1
OCT 2
7:00 PM
OCT 3
7:00 PM
OCT 4
8:00 PM
OCT 5
8:00 PM
OCT 6
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
OCT 7
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
OCT 8OCT 9
7:00 PM
OCT 10
7:00 PM
OCT 11
8:00 PM
OCT 12
8:00 PM
OCT 13
2:30 PM ◼
8:00 PM
OCT 14
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
      
Preview
Post-Performance Discussion
Hear from members of the creative team and artistic staff after the show.
♦ POP Talks
Join us in the lobby for informal post-show conversations, led by fellow audience members.
Audio Description

Closed captioning is available at performances after opening night. Listening devices for live audio-described performances can be reserved in advance. Learn More →

I Was Most Alive with You runs 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

Age recommendation: 13+


Seating Chart

I Was Most Alive with You is a fully accessible production, performed simultaneously spoken in English and American Sign Language. For the full view of the shadow cast's signed performance on the upper level of the set, we suggest seats in rows F-L, highlighted in red.

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On Sale Dates

 Jul 10Jul 17Jul 31Aug 7
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Performance dates and times are subject to change.

Reviews

Trailer

Footnote: Bringing #IWasMostAlive to Life

How was #IWasMostAlive brought to life? In this in-depth conversation between playwright Craig Lucas and Associate Artistic Director Adam Greenfield, discover the big ideas needed to craft intimate theater and see new clips from Craig’s sublime play.

Interview

Behind the Scenes with Russell Harvard

I Was Most Alive with You's "hugely charismatic" (New York Magazine) Russell Harvard discusses his first major gig, embarrassing moments, and the best part about bringing Knox to life.

First Rehearsal Photos: I Was Most Alive with You

Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas returns to Playwrights! Rehearsals have begun for 'I Was Most Alive with You,' performed simultaneously in English and ASL by two casts. Meet the artists and go inside the rehearsal room for a sneak peek of Craig’s stunning new play.