Dear Elizabeth

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 6/21/2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
The New Surry Theatre


Dear Elizabeth is a moving and innovative play based on the thirty-year
correspondence between poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. While
reading the 459 letters published in Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence
Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, playwright Sarah Ruhl writes, “I
could not put the letters down. I hungered to hear them read aloud.” As she
selected and arranged the writers’ own words with no invented dialogue, we now
can see and hear for ourselves the emergence of this extraordinary friendship
between two great American poets, as their letters span the personal, political,
and literary epochs of their time. Directed by Dindy Royster, Cindy Robbins as Elizabeth Bishop and Michael McFarland as Robert Lowell, assisted by Randall Simons, bring this compelling
story to the stage.

New Surry Theatre is delighted to announce that Megan Marshall will be present
at a Q&A on June 16th after the 3:00 matinee. Ms. Marshall is a Pulitzer Prize
winning biographer, whose recent book Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast
portrays the intertwined lives of her former teachers, Elizabeth Bishop and
Robert Lowell. Copies of her book will be available at the theater and at Blue Hill Books.

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