the light in the piazza

APRIL 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 | 7:30p

Adults- $20 | Students/seniors-$15

1120 elm hill pike | byob


Reviews

“BWW Review: Lushly Romantic THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Ushers in New Era for Street Theatre Company” by Jef Ellis.


The Light in the Piazza

Book by Craig Lucas

Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel

Directed by Ernie Nolan

Musical Direction by Rolin Mains

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA takes place in Italy in the summer of 1953. Margaret Johnson, the wife of an American businessman, is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara-a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman-loses her hat in a sudden gust. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, who returns it to Clara. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and intense romance between Clara and Fabrizio. Margaret, extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart. As THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA unfolds, a secret is revealed: in addition to the cultural differences between the young lovers, Clara is not quite all that she appears. Unable to suppress the truth about her daughter, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara's future, but her own hopes as well.

The Light in the Piazza is both adored by captivated audiences and critically acclaimed, having won 6 Tony Awards in 2005.


THE CAST

Lindsay Hess - Margaret

Briar Moroschak - Clara

Jairus Maples - Fabrizio

Teal Davis - Giuseppe

Margaret French - Franca

Brooke Leigh Davis - Signora Naccarelli

Alan Smith - Signor Naccarelli

Julie Adams - Ensemble

Crystal Kurek - Ensemble

Corrie Maxwell - Ensemble

Mac Ogle - Ensemble

Carly Rose - Ensemble 

Austin Jeffrey Smith - Ensemble


Production photography by Sarah Johnson