Preview: Love Letters

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By Michelle Marx, Guest Blogger

Premiering in 1988, Love Letters follows the fifty-year relationship between Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner. Beginning in their childhood with postcards from summer camp, their lives are chronicled through their letters. These letters are forthright and vulnerable exposing their hopes and fears, successes and failures.

Written by playwright A.R. Gurney and named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the play centers on the relationship and therefore is performed with only two actors. Love Letters has had some impressive Hollywood star pairings over the years. The high profile pairings include Elizabeth Taylor and James Earl Jones, Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, and Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal.

LTAC Love Letters Set. Design by Lisa Orzolek.

Love Letters was adapted by Gurney for the small screen back in 1999. Traditionally held with sparse staging, LTAC’s production will mimic the staging developed by Gurney for the TV movie.

Smart and funny, Love Letters will delight with its simple means of storytelling about the complexities of life and love.

Love Letters, directed by Bruce K. Sevy and starring Candy Brown and Mark Rubald, will play at the Lone Tree Arts Center beginning Thursday, November 9 through Sunday, November 19.

Tickets and more information are available here:  http://www.lonetreeartscenter.org/loveletters

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