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Craig Lucas's I Was Most Alive With You Opens Off-Broadway

Tyne Rafaeli directs the production for Playwrights Horizons.

The company of I Was Most Alive With You celebrate opening night at Playwrights Horizons.
(© Gerda Mostonaite)

Playwrights Horizons's New York premiere production of Craig Lucas's I Was Most Alive With You opened on Monday, September 24, for its run through October 14.

ASL director Sabrina Dennison (center) and the ASL cast of I Was Most Alive With You celebrate opening night.
(© Gerda Mostonaite)

The production, which will feature a shadow cast of deaf actors performing simultaneously in American Sign Language, is described as follows: "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?"

I Was Most Alive With You features Marianna Bassham (Astrid), Tad Cooley (Farhad), Lisa Emery (Pleasan), Michael Gaston (Ash), Russell Harvard (Knox), Lois Smith (Carla), and Gameela Wright (Mariama). The shadow cast will feature Beth Applebaum (Astrid), Harold Foxx (Knox), Seth Gore (Ash), Amelia Hensley (Pleasant), Christina Marie (Carla), Anthony Natale (Farhad), and Alexandria Wailes (Mariama). Tyne Rafaeli directs with Sabrina Dennison as director of America Sign Language.

Playwrights Horizons artistic director Tim Sanford, playwright Craig Lucas, director Tyne Rafaeli, and director of ASL Sabrina Dennison walk the red carpet.
(© Gerda Mostonaite)

The creative team for I Was Most Alive With You includes Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic design), David C. Woolard (costume design), Annie Wiegand (lighting design), Jane Shaw (sound design), and Alex Koch (projection design). Original music is by Daniel Kluger. Brett Anders is the production stage manager, with Adele Nadine Traub as the assistant stage manager.

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