POSTPONED-The Light in the Piazza

Apr 15, 2020 to Apr 19, 2020
Book by Craig Lucas
Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Directed by: 
Bill Theisen
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 7:30pm
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 7:30pm
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 7:30pm
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 7:30pm
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 2:00pm


A co-production with the University of Iowa School of Music

The Light in the Piazza takes place 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—meets Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine. This brief episode 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 reveled: 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 presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals:
Produced by arrangement with Turner Entertainment Co.
Owner of the original motion picture "Light in the Piazza" Based on the Novel by Elizabeth Spencer.


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