The Russell Theater in Kendall. February 17 through 26, 2012.
Miami Childrens Theater presents one of the most beautiful and romantic musicals of all time, Adam Guettel’s stunning The Light in the Piazza. The play 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. One of Miami Childrens Theater’s most ambitious productions ever!
Alper JCC, Russell Theater
11155 SW 112th Avenue
Miami, FL 33176