World Premiere

Based on Letters from Max, a Poet, a Teacher, and a Friendship, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and two-time Pulitzer Finalist Sarah Ruhl adapts her tender and inspiring correspondence with her late student, the poet Max Ritvo. A powerful intertwining of dialogue, poetry, and ritual, Letters from Max follows the journey of a poetry teacher and her talented student as they grow and learn from each other. 

The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

“Sarah Ruhl creates vivid and adventurous theatrical works that poignantly juxtapose the mundane aspects of daily life with themes of love and war.” 

– MacArthur Foundation  

“One of the most adventurous playwrights working today.”

– The New York Times

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