Overbrook Theater Presents award-winning play: “I AND YOU”

Intense Discussion between man and woman

(ABOVE) "I AND YOU" stars MCC actors Cequioa "Cece" Davis as Caroline, and Maxim Chalupa as Anthony.

The Muskegon Community College (MCC) Center for Theater’s season continues this April 4 – 6, 2024, at 7:30PM and April 7, 2024 at 3PM as the Overbrook Theater presents the two-person play, “I AND YOU.” *

Winner of the 2014 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Winner and finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Playwright Prize, “I AND YOU” is a haunting play about the strange and transcendent connections between us all.

It tells the story of Anthony, who unexpectedly arrives at his classmate Caroline’s door with an urgent assignment from their English teacher and a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Despite being home-bound due to illness, Caroline is quick-witted and sardonic, while Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As the two teenagers bond over poetry, music, and shared secrets, they uncover a deeper mystery that has brought them together, leading to a profound exploration of life’s complexities.

Written by playwright Lauren Gunderson, the Overbrook Theater extends a warm welcome to Allyson Paris; as “I AND YOU,” marks her directorial debut at MCC.

“I AND YOU has been an incredible opportunity for Cece Davis and Maxim Chalupa –two talented MCC artists–to stretch their acting muscles with the absolutely stunning script by Lauren Gunderson,” said Paris. “Audiences can expect to be swept up in the joy, humor, depth, and poignancy of the show as they watch two teens learn to connect over life, death, music, and poetry.”

The Overbrook Theater is the premier performing arts venue at Muskegon Community College, hosting a wide range of theatrical productions, concerts, lectures, and community events. With state-of-the-art facilities and a commitment to artistic excellence, Overbrook Theater serves as a hub for creative expression and cultural enrichment in the Muskegon area.

  • What: I AND YOU, a play.
  • When: April 4 – 6, 2024 @ 7:30PM & April 7, 2024 @ 3PM
  • Where: Overbrook Theater, MCC Main Campus, 221 S. Quarterline Rd.
  • Cost: $10 for Students, MCC Faculty and Staff/ $15 for General Public
  • GET YOUR TICKETS!!! Click this link or Call 231-777-0324, or scan barcode link in graphic below.

*Content Advisory: This production contains several instances of strong language and frank discussion about death and serious illness that some patrons may find disturbing. It is recommended for audiences 14-years-of-age and above.

I AND YOU Show Credits: 


  • Cequioa “Cece” Davis as Caroline
  • Maxim Chalupa as Anthony

Production Team:

  • Director: Allyson Paris
  • Assistant Director Elise Lewandowski
  • Stage Manager Chloe Westendorf
  • Costume Designer Susan Eyler
  • Lighting Designer Andrew Patten
  • Props Designer  Allyson Paris
  • Scenic Designer Andrew Patten
  • Sound Designer  Todd Lewis
  • Producer  Les Rorick