Kidz Theater revives Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel's Tony-nominated musical about a wealthy Southern woman spending the summer in Italy with her daughter in the '50s. Performed by an all-youth cast. More…
In the summer of 1953, Margaret Johnson 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. 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.
See it if you want to see a beautifully produced traditional musical.
Don't see it if you find the subject matter interesting and complex but don't like plot holes or plot-driven writing.
See it if It gives a new take on young adults who are mentally differently abled and where they may fit in given a chance.
Don't see it if If you aren't into happy endings, internal conflict and lying for the greater good.
See it if See it if you have read the book, or if you are interested in mental health, travel, familial relationships and drama, and romance.
Don't see it if Don't see it if you are looking for a light-hearted comedy, are not a fan of operetta, or find family discord or anxiety attacks triggering.