The light in the Piazza: South Coast Repertory

Date: February 8, 2014

The Light in the Plaza
book by Craig Lucas
music and lyrics by Adam Guettel
based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer
directed by Kent Nicholson
January 24, 2014 - February 23, 2014

Filled with sunshine, light as a summer breeze, this exhilarating musical follows the Italian travels of Margaret Johnson and her stunningly beautiful daughter, Clara. When a dashing young Italian captures Clara’s heart, Margaret is compelled to reveal the secret about her daughter. Even as she struggles with concern about Clara’s future, she must decide whether or not to release her hold—and bravely give the young lovers her blessing. Early in his career, playwright Craig Lucas found a home at SCR, which produced five of his plays in five years. Now he returns for the 50th Season with this award-winning play boasting one of the most celebrated scores of the decade by Adam Guettel (grandson of the iconic composer Richard Rodgers).

Previews: January 24–30, 2014
Opening Night: January 31, 2014
Regular Performances: February 1-23, 2014

Recommendation: Appropriate for middle school and above.

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