I Was Almost Alive with You

I Was Most Alive With You

Playwrights Horizons kicks off its 2018-2019 season with the New York premiere of I Was Most Alive With You, written and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas.

Performances are staged simultaneously in English and American Sign Language at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater.

I Was Most Alive With You held its world premiere at Huntington Theater Company in Boston, MA, in May 2016.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
2hrs 15mins (including 1 intermission)
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About I Was Most Alive With You:

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?

Craig Lucas
Playwrights Horizons
Tyne Rafaeli
Annie Wiegand
Jane Shaw
Arnulfo Maldonado
David C. Woolard
Cast list:
Marianna Bassham (as Astrid), Tad Cooley (as Farhad), Lisa Emery (as Pleasant), Michael Gaston (as Ash), Russell Harvard (as Knox), Lois Smith (as Carla), and Gameela Wright (as Mariama), who are shadowed by a cast of deaf actors which include Beth Applebaum (as Astrid), Sabrina Dennison (as Carla), Harold Foxx (as Knox), Seth Gore (as Ash), Amelia Hensley (as Pleasant), Anthony Natale (as Farhad), and Alexandria Wailes (as Mariama)
Other info:
Original Music by Daniel Kluger, Projection Design by Alex Basco Koch, with Sabrina Dennison serving as Director of Artistic Sign Language
I Was Most Alive With You Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 1, 2018
Opening date: 
September 24, 2018
October 14, 2018

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Playwrights Horizons

416 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Our I Was Most Alive With You Review

You may have a hard time remembering the name of Craig Lucas’ new play – I Was Most Alive With You. But once you see it, you’ll never forget the play itself. While the subject matter is one that has been fascinating for millennia, the production is startlingly original and creative. Lucas’ two inspirations for this play are the biblical story of Job; in the face of unimaginable and undeserving... Read more