I Was Most Alive With You Humanities Forum

6/12/2016 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Join us for a conversation about I Was Most Alive With You, following the 2pm matinee performance on Sunday, June 12. Admission is free with the purchase of a ticket to any performance of I Was Most Alive With You.

The Humanities Forum explores the context and significance of the play with a leading expert. Past forums have featured historians Doris Kearns Goodwin (Team of Rivals) and Beverly Morgan-Welch (Museum of African-American History), playwrights Paula Vogel and Lydia R. Diamond, Boston Globe columnists, and accomplished scholars. The Humanities Forum is presented following select Sunday matinee performances.



About I Was Most Alive With You

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

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