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The Light in
the Piazza

Starring RenÉe Fleming

Overview

It doesn't get any better than this: Renée Fleming in a ravishing musical romance!

The scene is set: Florence, summer 1953. American Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara take in the wonder and awe of Florence. A fateful gust of wind whisks Clara’s hat into the hand of a local dreamer...and it's love at first sight. But Clara isn’t quite what she appears, and soon they must all confront a secret kept in the shadows for far too long.

Renée Fleming stars in Adam Guettel's enchanting Broadway musical, which won six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations.

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Schedule

  • Saturday October 12, 2019 07:30 PM
  • Sunday October 13, 2019 02:00 PM
  • Thursday October 17, 2019 07:30 PM
  • Friday October 18, 2019 07:30 PM
  • Saturday October 19, 2019 02:00 PM
  • Saturday October 19, 2019 07:30 PM
  • Sunday October 20, 2019 02:00 PM

Estimated running time: two hours, including one intermission

Produced by arrangement with Turner Entertainment Co., owner of the original motion pictture Light in the Piazza

Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer

Production originally created by Scenario Two, Ltd.

Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals

Cast

Creative Team

Synopsis

The Light in the Piazza takes place in Italy 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—loses her hat in a sudden gust. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, who returns it to Clara. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, 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 revealed: 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.

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