""The Light in the Piazza" beautifully captures the eternal allure of Italy. . . . The story wraps itself around your heart."--Chicago Sun-Times. "Guettel's music and lyrics take nothing from the razzle-dazzle bargain basement of feeling; they represent, instead, a genuine expense of spirit. . . . "The Light in the Piazza" doesn't want to make theatre-goers feel good; it wants to make them feel deeply."--The New Yorker. Composer Adam Guettel, best known for his Floyd Collins, has teamed with Prelude to a Kiss-playwright Craig Lucas to create a passionate and soaring new musical based on Elizabeth Spencer’s 1960 novella, which was first published as an entire issue of The New Yorker. It is the story of an American ingénue abroad, whose chance meeting of a charming young Italian in a Florentine piazza sets off a whirlwind romance—with an unsettling revelation.