A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS is an enticing play that tells the story of Andrew Makepeace Ladd, III, and Melissa Gardner, two affluent East Coasters who meet in the second grade and communicate through letters and postcards over more than 50 years. The audience will have little trouble getting to know both Ladd and Gardner intimately from their strict WASP upbringing, through later life political aspirations, love affairs, and ambitions.
The story carries the characters through grade school, college and middle age, marriage and divorce, dreams and disappointments, success and failure. It is a tale of unrequited love between two soul mates.
Normally, the cast consists of two actors. PART has cast 6 actors, each to play one weekend of the production run. On April 1-3, the show will star John Morrissey and Sue Gillespie Booton; April 8-10, Paul Tranisi and Camille Metoyer Moten; and finally April 15-17, Michael Lyon and Kristin Lyon.
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven by his career and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen yeas after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE opens May 6 and runs until May 22.