World Premiere

MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl begins her Spotlight Residency with the world premiere adaptation of her 2018 epistolary book, Letters from Max: A Poet, a Teacher, and a Friendship, "a resonant and profound contribution from two fully formed artists to the literature of illness" (Slate). Ruhl, whose accomplished body of work includes Eurydice and Pulitzer Prize finalists In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) and The Clean House, shares letters and poems passed between herself and her former student Max Ritvo, as he candidly discusses terminal illness and tests poetry's capacity to put to words what otherwise feels ineffable.

02.07.2023 - 03.19.2023
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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