Poetry on Stage: Sarah Ruhl’s Letters from Max

Join us for a reading of Sarah Ruhl’s play, Letters from Max, directed by Polly Noonan, as part of our Poetry On Stage series.

An adaptation of Ruhl’s 2018 epistolary book, Letters from Max: A Poet, a Teacher, and a Friendship (Milkweed, 2019), this play shares letters and poems passed between Ruhl and her former student, poet Max Ritvo, as he candidly discusses terminal illness and tests poetry's capacity to put to words what otherwise feels ineffable.

Playwright Sarah Ruhl will play herself and Zane Pais will read the role of Max Ritvo. A brief talkback with the playwright will follow the program.

This is a hybrid event, which will be offered in-person and via livestream.

Poetry on Stage: Sarah Ruhl’s Letters from Max

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  • Sunday Closed

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