Love Letters

By A. R. Gurney

Directed by

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.

How you can help support MadStage! Radio theater page Submit show information to MadStage Information about performance venues Wisconsin playwrights and scripts page Theater humor page Win Free Tickets! Thanks to all those who've contributed to MadStage in the past year! About MadStage Theater and dance classes, workshops, teachers and schools Performance links Performance-related job and volunteer opportunities, plus internship listings Dance Groups featured on MadStage Theater groups featured on MadStage Performance Calendar Home