Poetry on Stage: Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl
Wednesday, September 18th,
Thursday, September 19th, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
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 treasures, Elizabeth 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.
A group exhibition featuring work by Poetry magazine cover artists depicting the mythical creatures Pegasus and mermaids from poetry immemorial. Artists include Lise Haller Baggesen, Ana Benaroya, Lilli Carré, Alexander Cohen, Stephen Eichhorn, Carson Ellis, Clay Hickson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Krista Franklin, Julia Goodman, Jenny Kendler, Kate McQuillen, Jessie Mott, Julie Murphy, Diana Sudyka, and Shoshanna Weinberger.