EVENT DETAILS

Wed, May 30 | Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge

Play Reading-Dear Elizabeth

Registration is Closed

Time & Location

May 30, 2018, 7:00 PM
Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge, 12198 Old Rte 9n, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA

About the Event

Between  1947 and 1977, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged more than  four hundred letters. Describing the writing of their poems, their  travel and illnesses, the pyrotechnics of their romantic relationships,  and the profound affection they held for each other, these missives are  the most intimate record available of both poets, and one of the  greatest correspondences in American literature. The playwright  Sarah Ruhl fell in love with these letters and set herself an unusual  challenge: to turn this thirty-year exchange into a stage play, and to  bring to life the friendship of two writers who were rarely even in the  same country. As innovative as it is moving, Dear Elizabeth gives voice  to a conversation that lived mostly in writing, illuminating some of the  finest poems of the twentieth century and the minds that produced them. Cast- Dorian Gossy and Howard Runyon