Continents apart, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged over 400 letters, exploring poetry, romance, illness, grief and the profound affection they had for one another.
Continents apart, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged over 400 letters, exploring poetry, romance, illness, grief and the profound affection they had for one another.

Tell us about your show.

In an age where instantaneous, globe-spanning communication is literally at the tips of our fingers, there’s something fascinating about the patience involved with hand-written correspondence. Exploring the intimate letters of these Pulitzer Prize-winning poets in Dear Elizabeth has opened a window into their personal lives, loves, struggles, and thoughts and humanized the great literary figures.

Describe your show in three words.

Intimate, witty, and poetic.

Why should someone come see your show?

We are inundated with stories of romantic relationships, but don’t often get to see the progression, development, and settling of a thirty year platonic friendship. Especially one as intensely intimate and trusting as that of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell.

If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

Professor Xavier! Robert and Elizabeth are able to use their minds to reach to each other across the world – much like Professor X uses Cerebro.

If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?

The Dramatic Works Series is stacked with incredible shows this year. I’m especially excited to see Star Star Theatre’s production of Precious Little by Madeleine George.

The Details

Dear Elizabeth
Venue:
The Vancity Culture Lab, 1895 Venables St, Vancouver
Tickets: http://tickets.vancouverfringe.com
Website: wonderdogtheatre.com
Twitter: @wunderdogplays

About #FringeDuJour

#FringeDuJour is a peek at some of the shows coming to this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival. We’ve asked Fringe artists to answer a few questions to entice you to see what they have to offer and to help cross-pollinate the Fringe.

For Even More Information

The 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 6-16 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.