Poetry on Stage: Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl

Poetry on Stage: <em>Dear Elizabeth</em> by Sarah Ruhl : Foundation Events

Wednesday, Sep 18, 7:00PM
Thursday, Sep 19, 7:00PM

Poetry Foundation
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Free admission

Dear Mr. Lowell, …I just wanted to say that I think it is wonderful you have received the awards…

Dear Miss Bishop, …You are a marvelous writer, and your note was about the only that meant anything to me….

Mary Beth Fisher and Lance Baker star in a staged reading of the Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Dear Elizabeth, a play in letters that follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between two of poetry’s greatest literary treasuresElizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. “Something about these two minds overlapping was incandescent to me,” comments Ruhl, a Wilmette native, MacArthur fellow and acclaimed playwright. Polly Noonan directs.

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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