New York Premiere
by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Kate Whoriskey
A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again
“I don’t know why I’ve been so slow about writing to you, since I think of you every day of my life I’m sure—”
Sarah Ruhl, one of the theater’s most celebrated playwrights, teams up with WP Theater to present this New York premiere production. Drawn from the famed correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell – two of the twentieth century’s most brilliant poets – Dear Elizabeth tells a tale of unconventional friendship and intimacy that spanned thirty years and more than 400 letters, with postmarks from Maine to Key West, from London to South America. Performed with a rotating cast of the theater community’s most brilliant and beloved performers, don’t miss this insightful and impassioned examination of Bishop and Lowell’s lives, their work, and the true nature of friendship.