October 17 - November 9, 2014
A play in letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and back again.
Told through the extensive and imaginative correspondence between two of the 20th century’s most important and celebrated American poets — Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell — Dear Elizabeth is a different kind of love story, of artists and friends. Bishop and Lowell's thirty-five-year friendship served to buoy each other up in life and art, each being profoundly impacted by the other. Celebrated playwright Sarah Ruhl weaves a lyrical, moving portrait of a friendship between two writers that transcends oceans, continents, and time. “[An] articulate, imaginative, and moving theatrical experience.” – New Haven Register “Heartfelt, elegant, and even playful.” – Hartford Courant