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by Sarah Ruhl

October 4 – 28, 2018

A tale of love and longing, Dear Elizabeth follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Across oceans, continents, and three decades, these esteemed poets found a marriage of true minds in their eloquent correspondence. They traded hundreds of vibrant, witty, and passionate letters that now spring to life on stage. This intimate story paints a portrait of two ordinary – and quite extraordinary – lives.

This production will feature a rotating cast of artists. Susan Haefner (Broadway: State Fair, Thoroughly Modern Millie; Northern Stage: Noises Off, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins) and David Mason (Northern Stage: Noises Off, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Trick or Treat) will perform October 4-14. Northern Stage’s own Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne (Northern Stage: Songs for a New World, Lend Me a Tenor, Cats, Private Lives) and Thom Miller (Northern Stage: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Mad Love, Boeing Boeing) will perform October 18-28.

Post-Show Conversations will be held after evening performances on October 27 & 28.

Click here to download the Dear Elizabeth playbill
Click here to download the Dear Elizabeth Study Guide

Spot On Dear Elizabeth: Imagination, Freedom, and Poetry
October 14, 2018
3:00-4:00 PM with lobby reception to follow
Free and Open to the Public
Ticketed performance of Dear Elizabeth begins at 5 PM
Click here for more information about Spot On Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth Creative Team:
Director: Carol Dunne^
Scenic Designer: Rebecca Lord-Surratt+
Costume Designer: Hunter Kaczorowski+
Lighting Designer: Jennifer Reiser+
Sound Designer: Jane Shaw+
Projection Designer: Alek Deva
Production Stage Manager: Brian R. Sekinger*
Assistant Stage Manager: Jess Johnston*

Dear Elizabeth Cast 1 (October 4 – 17):
Elizabeth Bishop: Susan Haefner*
Robert Lowell: David Mason*
Orderlies: Sophia Kinne & Sam West

Dear Elizabeth Cast 2 (October 18 – 28):
Elizabeth Bishop: Carol Dunne*
Robert Lowell: Thom Miller*
Orderlies: Sophia Kinne & Sam West

^Member SDC
+Member USA
*Member AEA

Advisory: Appropriate for all ages, but ideal for 12 and up, due to some adult themes and language. Each parent and child is different; please use your own discretion when deciding what is right for your family.
Approximate Run Time:  1 hour, 50 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission

Watch the CATV interview about Oslo and Dear Elizabeth with directors Peter Hackett and Carol Dunne

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