The Light in the Piazza

Book by Craig Lucas
Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel

February 26 – March 30, 2014

The year is 1953, and Margaret Johnson (played by Susannah Mars in her Portland Playhouse debut) is traveling with her lovely, naïve adult daughter Clara to Florence, Italy from their native North Carolina. Clara’s developmental challenges have kept her from coming of age back in Winston-Salem, but she unexpectedly finds her very own Italian lover in Florence—turning a pleasant holiday into a life-changing journey of love and transformation. Experience a special chamber orchestration of Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas’ sumptuous contemporary musical in the intimate context of the Playhouse.

Discover what the New York Times calls “a blessing for those in search of signs of intelligent life in the American musical.”



Please note: There is NO LATE SEATING for Portland Playhouse performances. Tickets will be released at curtain (7:30pm or 2pm).

Arts for All tickets are available at the box office on the night (or day) of the performance. A limited amount of tickets are available, so please arrive early and bring your Oregon Trail card. Friday and Saturday performances are not included.