The Light In the Piazza
Book By Craig Lucas
Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer
Stage Direction and Design by Jo Ann Cimato
Music Direction by Vince Peterson
Choreography by Joe Barros
April 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, & 27, 2013
"NYC High School Staging of Light in the Piazza Hits Home With Tony Winner Victoria Clark"
Our Time with Guest Artists & Tony Award Winners
Composer Adam Guettel and Victoria Clark
Piazza behind the scenes...
THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA takes place in Italy in the summer of 1953. Margaret Johnson, the wife of a well-heeled 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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