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Love Letters

a Comedy/Drama
CATEGORY : COMEDY DRAMA
by A.R. Gurney

COMPANY : ART Station Theatre [WEBSITE]
VENUE : ART Station Theatre [WEBSITE]
ID# 452

SHOWING : April 24, 2002 - May 19, 2002

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Tracing their lifelong correspondence, the play is comprised of letters exchanged between a Andy, a dutiful lawyer and Melissa, an artist who grew up together and then went their separate ways.


CAST & CREW LIST
Andrew Makepeace Ladd, III Daniel Burnley
Melissa Gardner Karen Howell
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REVIEWS

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Loved Love Letters
by Mama Alma
Monday, May 6, 2002
5.0
Have to admit I didn't want to go see this. Spiderman was opening, and I needed something really big to get my mind off my own troubles. Two people reading their love letters out loud sounded like a yawn. But from the very first (Daniel Burnley as a seven year old accepting a birthday party invitation and Karen Howell's saucy retort) I found this to be hilarious, touching, sweet, funny, sad. You name it. It hit all the notes, and was pitch perfect. Just a wonderful piece, beautifully conceived and written, and movingly presented by Burnley, Howell and Thomas. In the end, the one advantage live theater will always have over film is its ability to allow us to be touched and enlivened by other people's lives in real time. I'll continue to go to the theater and catch my films on DVD. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
Postscript by Mama Alma
Sadly, Suzi Bass, who was to have been in another play at Art Station in this time slot, passed away just as Love Letters was closing. The last words of Love Letters are a poignant tribute to a sweet lady too soon taken from her friends. We loved her.


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