An adaptation of the 2018 epistolary book, Letters from Max: A Poet, a Teacher, and a Friendship, "a resonant and profound contribution from two fully formed artists to the literature of illness" (Slate). This play shares letters and poems passed between Sarah Ruhl and her former student Max Ritvo, as he candidly discusses terminal illness and tests poetry's capacity to put to words what otherwise feels ineffable.

Letters From Max premiered off-broadway in 2023 at Signature Theater in New York City, directed by Kate Whoriskey and starring Jessica Hecht, Zane Pais, and Ben Edelman. 


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