Published on February 18, 2014 by Sean Flynt  
Light in the Piazza poster

The Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series at Samford University will present "The Light In the Piazza" Feb.27-March 1 at 7:30 p.m. and March 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Harrison Theatre, Swearingen Hall.

Set in 1953, "The Light in the Piazza" tells the story of a woman traveling the Tuscan countryside with her daughter. When a handsome young Florentine captures the daughter's heart, the mother must decide if she will risk revealing the truth that could threaten her daughter's happiness.

Theatre and Dance department chair Donald Sandley directs the soaring musical with a book by Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss) and a Tony Award-winning score by Adam Guettel.

Tickets are $12 (adult) and $6 (student). Purchase ticketsonline at or call (205) 726-2853.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.