Book

Love Letters

Nov 9, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017

Two actors, one stage, and a love story spanning fifty years.


Set in an intimate setting with simple staging, Love Letters takes you on a journey of every emotion from joy to sorrow. Andrew Makepeace Ladd III wrote his first letter to Melissa Gardner to tell her she looked like a lost princess. They were both seven years old. 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.


Written by A.R. Gurney (Sylvia, The Dining Room), Love Letters is a tender, funny, and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends.