Love Letters A Play by A. R. Gurney Directed by Kathleen Kenny
Love Letters was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. The two-character show takes the audience on an emotional ride through the lives of free-spirited Melissa Gardner and the conservative, law-abiding Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Wealthy and privileged WASPs, they are lifelong friends and sometime lovers who, in the production, share their most intimate thoughts sitting side by side at tables. Andy wrote his first letter to Melissa to tell her she looked like a lost princess. They were both seven years old. Over 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, discussed their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats. 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.