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Dear Elizabeth

Thursday, July 22 at 7:30pm, doors at 7pm
Friday, July 23 at 7:30pm, doors at 7pm
Smith Opera House
Missing Marquee Theater

Tickets for Dear Elizabeth are on sale now! Purchase tickets below:

Thursday, July 22 BUY NOW
Friday, July 23 BUY NOW

About Dear Elizabeth

Dear Mr. Lowell…Dear Miss Bishop…Dear Robert…

Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl resurrects the 35-year friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, two iconic American poets. Known for her soaring theatrical style, Ruhl evocatively captures the waves of love, grief, struggle, and compassion that indelibly marked this enduring friendship. Spanning several continents (and marriages), Bishop and Lowell’s affection for each other pales only in comparison to their fondness for language and poetry itself.

Dear Elizabeth marks The Smith’s return to live theatre, produced by many of the same artists who have brought Finger Lakes Photo/Plays to Geneva audiences over the last several years. Missing Marquee Theatre brings this epistolary friendship to life under the direction of Ingrid Keenan and with original sound design by Kelly Walker. Bishop and Lowell are portrayed by Chris Woodworth and Charles King.

Dear Elizabeth is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com.


This show will be seated general admission- first come, first served. Attendees will no longer be seated socially distant from other parties. Full vaccination is not required to attend this event, however masks must be worn at all times by unvaccinated attendees. Please take this in consideration prior to purchasing your tickets.

The Smith’s box office will be open for in person of over the phone sales Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm. Online tickets can be purchased at any time. The Smith is no longer mailing tickets or offering will call. All over the phone or online purchases will receive a digital ticket sent to your email. You must have a valid email to purchase tickets for this event, your email will not be used for marketing purposes.


By purchasing tickets to this event you agree on behalf of yourself, and all other ticket holders in your party, to abide by The Smith Opera House’s COVID-19 policies. These policies include, but are not limited to: Attendees who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask at all times within our venue. All attendees must follow theater ingress/egress signage and should not enter the venue if they display COVID-like symptoms, have recently tested positive for COVID-19, or have been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID-19.



Thursday, July 22 BUY NOW
Friday, July 23 BUY NOW


Tickets:$18 adults, $10 students (College & K-12), additional fees apply
Dear Elizabeth poster features a man and a woman standing on a shoreline looking out into the water