The Way I Danced With You (The George Michael Play)

As high school lovers, Dani and Charles' courtship dances around the truth. As they move into adulthood, the steps become ever more intricate and emotionally dangerous. Over the span of ten years, "The Way I Danced With You" traces the mysterious choreography of romance and illusion.
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The Way I Danced With You (The George Michael Play)

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  • Doug DeVita:
    8 Feb. 2020
    Every couple has their dance; Charles and Dani are no exception. David Hansen has choreographed an intricate two-step in "The Way I Danced With You (The George Michael Play)," and it is at once joyful, frustrating, witty, and very, very heartbreakingly real. Like all first loves. And second, and third, and...
  • Greg Vovos:
    13 May. 2019
    This fascinating two-hander takes us on a unique journey through love and regret. Intimate, entertaining, and fun, Mr. Hansen's play explores what could've been and what we could've done better...especially as it applies to love. And who can't relate to that? A perfect piece for two strong actors who want to show their range, and directors who love to work with intimate relationships and make compelling discoveries. Theatres will find this piece resonates with audiences of all ages--some who see themselves in the characters' journeys, and some who may be getting a peak into what will be. Recommend!
  • Tyler JC Whidden:
    12 Apr. 2019
    I had the pleasure and honor of directing this play with Ensemble Theatre in Cleveland, OH. The dialogue is crisp and weaves the story & characters with delicate precision. It's two great roles for young actors, and audiences were hooked from start to finish thanks to the way David is able to use humor & nuance to tell the story of Charles and Dani. Highly recommend.

Character Information

  • Dani
    18 - 28,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    "A young woman with a past."
  • Charles
    18 - 28,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    "A young man who can’t see the future."

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Blank Canvas Theatre, Factory Series, Cleveland, OH
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez, AK
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    Playwrights' Local 2nd Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival, Cleveland, OH
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Ensemble Theatre of Cleveland
    ,
    2019