About Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth
by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by A. Nora Long

A play in letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and back again

Running Time: Approximately 1 hours and 45 minutes
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Told through the extensive and imaginative correspondence between two of the 20th century’s most important and celebrated American poets — Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell — Dear Elizabeth is a different kind of love story, of artists and friends.  Bishop and Lowell's thirty-five-year friendship served to buoy each other up in life and art, each being profoundly impacted by the other. Celebrated playwright Sarah Ruhl weaves a lyrical, moving portrait of a friendship between two writers that transcends oceans, continents, and time.

“[An] articulate, imaginative, and moving theatrical experience.” – New Haven Register

“Heartfelt, elegant, and even playful.” – Hartford Courant