February 14, 2018

Kweskin Theatre

Our 27th Season

LOVE LETTERS: a one-night-only VALENTINE’S DAY Special Event


Featuring Emmy Nominee Robert Newman (Guiding Light) and his wife, Britt Newman (Loving)

By A. R. Gurney   Directed by Debra Lee Failla

The play centers on two characters, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position. They begin as childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence launches with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards.
Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of "good schools". While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and is elected to the U.S. Senate.  Eventually, she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However, Andy's last letter makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years - physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.

Enjoy dinner for two at Zody’s at Sterling before the show.
$125 includes two tickets and dinner for two.
(drinks and tip not included.)    Show only tickets $40 each.