Presentation: 6:30 – 7:15, Krannert Room then the performance: begins at 7:30, in the Tryon Festival Theatre
Book by Craig Lucas, Music by Adam Guettel, Based on the novella by Elizabeth Spencer
Director Dawn Harris
Presenters and Musical Directors Julie Jordan Gunn and Michael Tilley
1950s Tuscany provides the setting for this Tony Award-winning story of love and hope, fears and expectations. Well-heeled Margaret Johnson is touring the Italian countryside with her daughter, Clara, a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman. In a chance encounter charged with coincidence and fate, an intense romance is sparked between Clara and Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine. As The Light in the Piazza unfolds, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future, but her own dreams as well. The rich and romantic musical score by Adam Guettel – who happens to be the son of composer Mary Rodgers and the grandson of Broadway legend Richard Rodgers – creates moments of simple magic as “The story wraps itself around your heart." (Chicago Sun-Times).
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