“Lucas [has an] enduringly original sensibility.” – The New York Times

A family’s faith is severely tested when their adult son, a Deaf, gay, recovering addict played by Russell Harvard (“Fargo,” Spring Awakening), sees his carefully calibrated world fall apart after an accident. Performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language, I Was Most Alive with You by award-winning playwright Craig Lucas (Broadway’s An American in Paris, Prelude to a Kiss) is a theatrical event of the first order: a love story so wholly original – funny, heartrending, and deeply theatrical – it must not be missed. 

I Was Most Alive with You is not continuously captioned. Some text will be projected, but the majority of the play is delivered in simultaneous American Sign Language and spoken English. ASL fluent members of the Deaf/deaf/hard-of-hearing communities are invited to purchase tickets to any performance.

Approximate run time: 2 hours and 10 minutes with one intermission.

Please note, electronic cigarettes and strobe lighting effects are used in this production. 

For more information: If you are interested in additional information about the content and themes of this play, we recommend taking a look at our trigger warnings and our Literary Guide

Craig Lucas"I’m so excited to be working on this play at the Huntington. Peter DuBois and I have a long friendship and now I am over the moon about working with his incredible colleagues. I couldn’t be more thrilled about the process, the actors, the project. And if the process so far is any indication, then this is far and away the most meaningful artistic journey of my life.”— Craig Lucas



Press Reviews

“A great drama told from an incredible place of love.” – WGBH
“A rewarding experience! Lucas illuminate[s] the deepest human dilemmas.” – BOSTON GLOBE
“Thrilling to behold! You could see this play multiple times and still marvel at the writing and the cast.” – ARTERY
“Extraordinary ensemble! I Was Most Alive with You is firing on all cylinders.” – JOYCE KULHAWIK/JOYCESCHOICES.COM
“Unforgettable! A remarkable new play.” – SOUTH SHORE CRITIC
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  • Marianna BasshamAstrid
  • Nancy E. CarrollCarla
  • Tad CooleyFarhad
  • Steven GoldsteinAsh
  • Russell HarvardKnox
  • Dee NelsonPleasant
  • Gameela WrightMariama
  • Joey CaverlyShadow Interpreter, Ash
  • Amelia HensleyShadow Interpreter, Pleasant & Mariama
  • Monique HoltShadow Interpreter, Astrid & Carla
  • Christopher RobinsonShadow Interpreter, Farhad & Knox
  • Craig LucasPlaywright and Director
  • Dane LaffreyScenic & Costume Design
  • Mark BartonLighting Design
  • Daniel KlugerSound Design & Original Music
  • Lucy MackinnonProjection Design
  • Sabrina DennisonDirector of Artistic Sign Language
  • Catie EllerAssociate Director of Artistic Sign Language
  • Ted HewlettFight Choreography

Prices & Seating

Performance Day All Sections

PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;  Sunday matinee

OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening; Saturday matinee $75
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening;  Wednesday matinee $63

Prices may vary and are subject to change at any time.

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Discount Ticket Prices

Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$20 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 years and younger)
(No AA)
Section D (BU Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
Additional discounts may not be applied to section D seats at the BU Theatre and last row seats at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
BU Community $10 off
Seniors (65 years or older) $5 off
35 Below (35 years and younger)
(No AA)
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