The Light in the Piazza

Apr 19, 2020

02:00 PM

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts,

1301 5th Street, Coralville, IA 52241

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Light in the Piazza art

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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