"Love Letters"


Newport Performing Arts Center
777 West Olive Street
Newport, Oregon 



Proceeds from the production benefit the Ernest Bloch Music Festival Orchestra


"Two Internationally Recognized Actors Join Forces!"
Bay Music Association in Association with Oregon Coast Council for the Arts


"Love Letters"

June 6-8, 2003




Patty Duke:          Melissa Gardner
David Ogden Stiers:          Andrew Makepeace Ladd III


Written by: A.R.Gurney


     A unique and imaginative theatre piece which, in the words of the author, "needs no theatre, no lengthy rehearsal, no special set, no memorization of lines, and no commitment from its actors beyond the night of the performance."  The piece is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences.  As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.