Renascence is the story of Edna St. Vincent Millay, who lived 100 years ago and was 100 years ahead of her time. At 18, she wrote a poem that rocked the literary world and transformed this girl from rural Maine into a cause cèlébre. Vincent captivated everyone in her orbit and was hero-worshipped by young women for her unabashed intellect and frank sensuality. She worked her newfound fame, leaving in her wake broken relationships with those who believed in her before anybody else. In a New York premiere, composer Carmel Dean sets Millay's words to lush music, immersing the audience in this Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's groundbreaking but sometimes overlooked artistry and provocative point of view. Renascence has a book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie), music by Dean (musical director of If/Then) and lyrics lifted from the poems of Millay herself. The show is directed by Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan.