There aren't set dates yet, but The Light in the Piazza, Adam Guettel's first musical since Floyd Collins, will premiere in 2003 at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle. The Intiman season begins April 23, 2003 and promises an extended run for Piazza.
Based on the Elizabeth Spencer novella of the same name, The Light in the Piazza is a fairy tale romance about a mentally challenged American woman's love affair with an Italian man in Florence. Craig Lucas, currently associate artistic director of the Intiman, wrote the book with music and lyrics by Guettel.
Guettel is primarily known for the critically-hailed and widely-produced Floyd Collins. His other works include Saturn Returns: A Concert. Lucas' many plays include Prelude to a Kiss, Blue Window, The Dying Gaul and Stranger. He recently premiered This Thing of Darkness at the Intiman.
Also planned for the season are Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul, Moliere's Tartuffe, Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic and Old Lace and Joe Penhall's London smash, Blue/Orange.
For information on the Intiman Theatre, call (206) 269-1900 or visit http://www.intiman.org. Subscriptions ($206-$56) are available after Nov. 1. Single tickets to Intiman productions will go on sale in March, 2003.
— By Christine Ehren