At age eighteen, Edna St. Vincent Millay writes a staggeringly profound poem that rocks the literary world and transforms her from a girl living in rural Maine into a cause cèlébre. Vincent captivates everyone in her orbit (male and female), and is hero worshipped for her unabashed intellect and frank sensuality. She works her newfound fame, leaving in her wake broken relationships with those who believed in her before anybody else. In her New York debut, composer Carmel Dean sets Millay’s words to music in a lush, contemporary score, immersing the audience in this Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s groundbreaking and provocative point of view that resonates today more than ever.
Music by Carmel Dean; Book by Dick Scanlan
Lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Directed by Jack Cummings III And Dick Scanlan
2hrs, 25min; incl. intermission