By A. R. Gurney
Wisconsin favorites Colleen Burns and Josh Burton star for a one night only special Valentines performance of A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" at the Janesville Performing Arts Center. The show chronicles the relationship between a man and a woman solely through their correspondence. The play tells the story of Andrew Makepeace Ladd and Melissa Gardner, whose poignantly funny friendship and ill-fated romance takes them from second grade through adolescence, maturity, and into middle age. The production traces the lifelong correspondence of the staid, dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III (Burton) and the lively, unstable artist Melissa Gardner (Burns), the story of their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds from what is written - and what is left unsaid - in their letters. The words are both hysterical and moving, the audience comes to know both of them intimately, from their strict WASP upbringing, through later life political aspirations, love affairs, military service and artistic ambitions. A smash hit both off and on Broadway, Love Letters captures Andy and Melissa with a precision of detail and depth of feeling only Gurney can command.
Produced by New Court Theatre at Janesville Performing Arts Center - 408 South Main Street, Janesville
Performances: February 14, 2007
Performance Times: 7:30
Ticket Prices: $20/Adults $15/Seniors $10/ Students
Call 608-758-0297 for reservations or more information.