Three years ago, pregnant with twins and ordered to bed rest, playwright Sarah Ruhl got a present from a friend: “Words in Air,” the collected correspondence of poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. “And I thought, oh, I would love to hear this out loud,” she said. “And then the second thought was, well, maybe it’s a play.” Now “Dear Elizabeth,” Ruhl’s adaptation of the letters, is having its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre, where performances begin Friday.
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