“LOVE LETTERS” by A.R. Gurney

Starring Wendie Malick ’72 and Dan Lauria


Saturday, October 19

8 p.m.


Wendie and Dan are both highly-acclaimed award-winning actors, respected especially for their portrayal of memorable characters.  Wendie Malick ’72, a Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress is best recognized for her recent roles in MOM, HOT in CLEVELAND, and JUST SHOOT ME.  Dan Lauria played the role of Vince Lombardi in the Broadway hit LOMBARDI, and is best-known for roles have included the film INDEPENDENCE DAY and Jack Arnold in THE WONDER YEARS.


Experience this emotionally rich love story between childhood friends – dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the lively artist Melissa Gardner – as their bittersweet relationship unfolds through the reading of the letters of their lifelong correspondence.


When they were both seven years old, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III wrote his first letter to Melissa Gardner to tell her she looked like a lost princess. For the next fifty years, through personal triumphs and despair, through wars and marriages and children and careers, they poured out the secrets of their hearts to each other. They defied a fate that schemed to keep them apart, and lived - through letters - for the one most meaningful thing...their undying love for each other.


Love Letters is the story of a love affair carried on primarily through letters, written in and about a world where letter-writing was very much an essential mode of communication, especially between men and women.

Tickets:  $30

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