Check out the video preview below for Bethany and I's performance of A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" August 26th at Lakewood Playhouse.
Exciting News: I've just been added, along with Bethany Bevier, to the lineup for Lakewood Playhouse's special summer presentation of A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters."
Bethany and I will be closing the show with the final performance on August 26th at 2pm.
I'm a big fan of the script after performing the first act in my college days and have been itching to do the entire piece ever since. The story is told through a series of letters between Andrew Makepeace Ladd III (my character) and Mellissa Gardener, from their early years of birthday party invites, up through their time at boarding school and on into their adult lives. The presentation is done by two actors seated at a table reading from the script. Gurney claims that the show can be performed with no director, rehearsal, or tech and simply presented on the night as a reader's piece. Oddly enough, in this one instance the playwright is absolutely right. The letters he has written are so profound and moving that they really do allow for the bare bones approach he suggests.
Lakewood's presentation will be unique as they are bringing in nine different couples who will each perform the play a single time. I'm honored that Bethany and I have been included and look forward to closing the show with a bang. The schedule is as follows:
Friday, August 10th at 8:00pm:
Jen Davis & Alex Smith
Saturday, August 11th at 8:00pm:
Jen Ankrum & Blake York
Sunday, August 12th at 2:00pm:
Sharry O’Hare & Micheal O’Hara
Friday, August 17th at 8:00pm:
Stephanie & Jarod Nace
Saturday, August 18th at 8:00pm:
Terri & Robert Puett
Sunday, August 19th at 2:00pm:
Aya & Randy Clark
Friday, August 24th at 8:00pm:
Samantha Camp & Bruce Story
Saturday, August 25th at 8:00pm:
Rachel & Alan Wilkie
Sunday, August 26th at 2:00pm:
Bethany Bevier & Niclas R. Olson
If you cannot make it to my performance on the 26th, I highly recommend seeing one of the other couples perform this incredible play.