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Dear Elizabeth

World Premiere
By Sarah Ruhl
A play in letters
from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell
and back again
Directed by Les Waters

November 30-December 22, 2012
Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street)




Videos by ClarkKane Productions

About Dear Elizabeth

Sarah Ruhl, one of the most celebrated and honored playwrights of her generation, returns to Yale Rep with the world premiere of Dear Elizabeth, chronicling the remarkable thirty-year friendship between two of the most celebrated and honored American poets of the 20th century: Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. With postmarks from Maine to Key West, and as far away as London and South America, Dear Elizabeth is a lyrical and moving portrait of two lives that unfold in letters.

Sarah Ruhl made her Yale Rep debut in 2004 with the world premiere of The Clean House, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Her collaborations with director Les Waters include the acclaimed productions of Eurydice at Yale Rep in 2006 and the Pulitzer and Tony Award-nominated In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) on Broadway.

Yale Repertory Theatre is supported in part by the
Connecticut Office of the Arts.