The Light in the Piazza

Northeast Ohio Professional Premiere

Lakeland Civic Theatre

January 31 - February 16, 2014

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 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

Press: Review, Roy Berko
TPOGraphy Review, Kevin Joseph Kelly
SCENE Magazine Review, Tom Fulton
Cleveland Jewish News Review, Bob Abelman

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.

2014 Cleveland Critics Circle Awards

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