"Ms. Ruhl has excerpted [Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop's] long correspondence...with a fine ear for emotional detail and the glistening phrase." - The New York Times, Read More
"...the language in the piece often soars, with the writing of even routine missives achieving a, yes, poetic quality... thanks to Dear Elizabeth, [Elizabeth Bishop] and Robert Lowell have come back to affecting life." - Hollywood Reporter, Read More
"Ruhl delicately explores, through nothing more than the letters and her own theatrical imagination, the solitude of the artist, the exactitude of the writer’s craft, the balance between confession and privacy and, in the end, why poetry matters." - Variety, Read More
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
- Time Period: 1970s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s / WWII
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: A spare set, with two chairs.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Casting1m, 1f, 1m or f
ELIZABETH BISHOP - A woman, between the ages of forty and sixty
ROBERT LOWELL - A man, between the ages of forty and sixty
- Parts for Senior Actors
Dear Elizabeth premiered at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT November 2012 under the direction of Les Waters.