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The Light in the Piazza

Lakeland Civic Theatre

Director: Martin Friedman
Musical Director: Jordan Cooper
Choreographer: Sarah Clare
Set and Lighting Designer: Trad A Burns
Costume Designer: Stephanie Fisher
Sound Designer: Eric Simna
Stage Manager Becky Adams


Clara: Lindsey Leonard
Franca: Neely Gevaart
Margaret: Sandra Emerick
Signora: Liz Huff
Roy: Michael Rogan
Giuseppe: Eric Thomas Fancher
Signor: Rob Albrecht
Fabrizio Shane Patrick O'Neill
Priest: Brian Mueller

Elisha Mueller, Erin McManus, Antoinette Kula, Jacki Komos, Anna White, Vanessa Pintabona, Stephanie Harden, Johanna Regan

TPOGraphy Review, Kevin Joseph Kelly

Plot Description: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA takes place in Italy in 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-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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