The Light in the Piazza
Apr 16, 2020
1301 5th Street, Coralville, IA 52241
April 15, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m.
April 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
A Co-Production with the Department of Theatre Arts
Book by Craig Lucas
Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Adapted from the novella by Elizabeth Spencer
Directed by Bill Theisen
Conducted by David E. Becker
It’s 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.
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