The year is 1953, and Margaret Johnson (played by Susannah Mars in her Portland Playhouse debut) is traveling with her lovely, naïve adult daughter Clara to Florence, Italy from their native North Carolina. Clara’s developmental challenges have kept her from coming of age back in Winston-Salem, but she unexpectedly finds her very own Italian lover in Florence—turning a pleasant holiday into a life-changing journey of love and transformation. Experience a special chamber orchestration of Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas’ sumptuous contemporary musical in the intimate context of the Playhouse.
Performances run through March 30. Visit organizer Website for dates, times and ticket information or call Portland Playhouse Box Office at 503-488-5822.