Love Letters
by A.R. Gurney

Performances: Jan 28-Feb 12,2022. Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm (No  7:30pm Saturday show on February 12th)

Location: Chapel at Rise Church

Directed by Linda Talluto


The play’s two characters are a man and a woman who exchange letters, but not marriage vows, in a complicated friendship lasting 50 years. It follows two people, Andy Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, whose lifetime correspondence begins in second grade, with birthday party thank you notes and summer camp postcards.It continues through boarding school and college, where Andy excels at Yale and law school, and Melissa flunks out of several schools. Andy goes on to be a successful attorney, husband, and politician, while Melissa, her marriage in tatters, dabbles in art and drinks too much. Poignant, romantic, and frequently funny, their correspondence follows a bittersweet path of marriage, children, divorce, and missed opportunities. It’s the life journey of two soul mates - enacted through words both written and unsaid - who share the greatest gift of all: the gift of love. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative and touching, but always telling pair of character studies, in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.

​Here's the performance schedule so you can catch your favorite performers:

Virginia Kincaid and Ron Harman
Friday January 28, 7:30 pm
Saturday January 29, 7:30 pm
Saturday February 5, 2:00 pm
Friday February 11, 7:30 pm

Rebecca Rowland-Hines and Peter Bolger
Saturday January 29, 2:00 pm
Friday February 4, 7:30 pm
Saturday February 5, 7:30 pm
Saturday February 12, 2:00 pm

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The show requires mask and proof vaccination