On Book! Readers Theatre presents Dear Elizabeth featuring readers Daniel and Therese Finn at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21 at San Juan Community Theatre in Friday Harbor. Admission is free.
In this ongoing series, a variety of island directors gathers island actors and friends to read new, classic and prize-winning plays.
Dear Elizabeth, written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Shannon Kelley, is based on the compiled letters between poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop, Sarah Ruhl expresses the beauty in simple correspondence.
Brought to life by reading Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Ruhl maps the relationship of the two poets from first meeting to an abbreviated affair and the turmoil of their lives in between. As innovative as it is moving, Dear Elizabeth gives voice to a conversation that lived mostly in writing, illuminating some of the finest poems of the twentieth century and the minds that produced them.