Waterman's Community Center, a 501(c)3 arts organization, will present a one-night-only staged reading of Sarah Ruhl's epistolary play “Dear Elizabeth” Tuesday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m.

The production, which collects the letters of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, two poets with deep connections to North Haven, stars Broadway and film actor Josh Hamilton and poet and author Susan Minot. Producer and playwright Lily Thorne directs.

“Dear Elizabeth” is co-sponsored by the North Haven Library, which last year published “Elizabeth Bishop: The North Haven Journal 1974 – 1979.”  The production is part of Waterman's Community Center's Summer of Words, which includes an altered book auction and the Maine premiere of Karen Zacarias' “The Book Club Play.” Island groups are encouraged to form their own book clubs to read and discuss books relevant to their mission and interests.

Tickets to “Dear Elizabeth” are $15, available online at watermans.org; seating is limited. For more information, contact Waterman's Community Center executive director Christie Hallowell (christie@watermans.org) or programs director William Trevaskis (programs@watermans.org) at 867-2100.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.