The Light in the Piazza

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March 14 - April 7, 2013
Ordway McKnight Theatre

Book by Craig Lucas • Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel • Music Direction by Denise Prosek • Directed by Peter Rothstein

The Light in the Piazza is a romantic tale that revolves around Margaret Johnson, a wealthy Southern woman, and her curiously innocent daughter, Clara, who spend the summer of 1953 in Florence, Italy. When Clara falls in love with Fabrizio, a young Italian man, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future, but her own deep seated hopes and regrets as well. Based on a novella by Elizabeth Spencer, The Light in the Piazza won six Tony Awards in 2005 and is perhaps the most celebrated score of the past decade. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.



Feels exactly right.
— The Pioneer Press
You will leave the theater singing, ‘now is... I am... happiness!’
— Cherry and Spoon
Near perfection.