The Poetry Foundation hosts the Chicago premiere of Dear Elizabeth by acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl

images (2)The Poetry Foundation hosts the Chicago premiere of Dear Elizabeth by acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl. OnSeptember 18 and 19, Mary Beth Fisher stars in a staged reading of Dear Elizabeth, which follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between two of poetry’s greatest literary treasures, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop. Polly Noonan directs.

“Something about these two minds overlapping was incandescent to me,” said Ruhl, who is a Wilmette native and MacArthur fellow. An interview with Ruhl about Dear Elizabeth is available at


What:               Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl

Who:                Mary Beth Fisher, Polly Noonan

When:              Wednesday, September 18 – Thursday, September 19
Where:             Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street

Admission:      Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis

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