by Peggy Sue Dunigan, Broadway World; The romance of letter writing centers Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's Midwest premiere of Dear Elizabeth.
by Julie McHale, Waukesha Freeman; Anchored by a strong script by Sarah Ruhl and stellar performances by Norman Moses and Carrie Hitchcock, the lives of poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop are brought to light in the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s second offering of the 2015-16 season.
by Selena Milewski, Shepherd Express; Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Dear Elizabeth explores that least understood and most necessary of human relationships, friendship. Sarah Ruhl’s play, adapted from Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, centers on the relationship between two giants of 20th-century American poetry with courage and depth.
by Dominique Paul Noth, Urban Milwaukee; More than words in the air are needed – and fortunately delivered – to portray two Pulitzer Prize-winning poets whose correspondence and intellectual bonds fashion the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Dear Elizabeth
by Anne Siegel, Total Theater; A carefully selected collection of letters between two of America’s well-known poets opens the fall theater season at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.
by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; In the preface to "Dear Elizabeth" — her moving play about the friendship between American poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell — Sarah Ruhl admits that "it's difficult to write about friendship."
by Dave Begel, OnMilwaukee.com; Many days and evenings of live theater ask for an audience to bring both heart and head to the theater in equal measure, ready for everything from tears to fears to gales of laughter.
by Matthew Reddin, Wisconsin Gazette; Dear Reader, Marvelous news! I have just returned from the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of Dear Elizabeth — a play told through the letters of esteemed American poets and friends Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. And it is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.
by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; As presented by Michael Cotey's outstanding Milwaukee Chamber Theatre cast, this 1960s sex farce soars in ways that the flat 1965 movie, featuring a seemingly bored Jerry Lewis, rarely does. This "Boeing" is not only jumbo smart, but also among the funniest plays I've seen anywhere this year.
by Paul Kosidowski, Milwaukee Magazine; ... it’s no surprise that Margaret Raether would include a New York story in her trilogy of Wodehouse adaptations, ensconcing the posh British dunderhead Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves in an Art-Deco, prohibition-era Manhattan hotel.