Lover, Beloved: An Evening with Carson McCullers

August 23, 7:30 PM & August 26, 8:00 PM

  • A limited number of stand by tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to each performance in person at the box office.

  • Written by Suzanne Vega

  • Songs by Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik

  • Performed by Suzanne Vega and Mary Chieffo

  • Directed by Jackson Gay

  • Contains adult language. Recommended for mature audiences.

  • 4th Floor Texas Room

  • Tickets are Free, Advance reservation is required.


Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega pays homage to renowned Southern writer Carson McCullers (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Member of the Wedding) in this new musical about the outspoken, perceptive and wild dreamer who became one of the brightest literary lights of the 20th century. The songs, co-authored by Duncan Sheik (Tony Award for Spring Awakening), richly capture McCullers’ instinctively rebellious nature and forward-thinking philosophies on race, gender and love.

These performances are readings, allowing the artists to share what they have created during a weeklong developmental workshop of this new musical in process. The readings will last roughly two hours and will be followed by post-performance conversations with the artists led by Elizabeth Frankel, Director of New Work.

Creative Team

Suzanne Vega


Duncan Sheik


Jackson Gay


Matt Van Brink

Music Director

The Cast

Mary Chieffo

as Actor