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"Dear Elizabeth" Explores Three Decades of Friendship Between Famous American Poets

Photo by John Nienhuis
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
Carrie Hitchcock & Norman Moses portray poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop.

The friendship of two of America’s leading 20th Century poets are at the center of the latest production at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. The playwright Sara Ruhl based Dear Elizabeth on three decades of letters between Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop.

The play opens Wednesday and runs through mid-October. It’s directed by Marie Kohler, and stars Carrie Hitchcock as Elizabeth Bishop and Norman Moses as Robert Lowell.  

Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.