LOVE LETTERS Celebrates 30th Anniversary In Northwest Indiana At Theatre At The Center
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Broadway debut of "Love Letters", a Play by A.R. Gurney, Theatre at the Center (TATC) will showcase one exclusive performance on Sunday afternoon, February 3, at 2:30 p.m. This production, under the guidance of artistic advisor Linda Fortunato, will star Phil Potempa, a noted newspaper columnist for the Post Tribune and Crista Zivanovic, features editor of The Times of Northwest Indiana. The performance proceeds will benefit Theatre at the Center in Munster.
Love Letters shares the funny, passionate, and at times, sad tale about the overlapping lives and love of rebellious Melissa Gardner and buttoned-up Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, spanning their exchanged notes, cards and letters during 50 years as they are read with the interplay of the two featured stars. The story timeline starts with second grade and details summer vacations, college life and marriages, including children, happiness and heartache. Love Letters' masterful and moving simple production premise, with an actor and actress comfortably seated on stage, deliver the riveting story of a complicated couple's lifetime relationship.
The play opened off-Broadway in March 1989, starring Kathleen Turner and John Rubinstein. When the show transferred to Broadway in October of that year, it was with Lynn Redgrave, John Clark and others. Touring productions have included Robert Wagner and his actress wife Jill St. John. Throughout three decades, the play's signature marquee draw has remained the same: changing the two-person cast for notable names to appear throughout the run. The last Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters was in 2014 featuring paired star names like Brian Dennehy opposite Mia Farrow, and later, Carol Burnett and Alan Alda and Anjelica Huston and Martin Sheen.
This one-time-only performance takes place at Theatre at the Center on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Add the Sunday Champagne Brunch at $24 plus tax. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 219-836-3255 or visit www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com .
Founded in 1991, the 410 seat TATC is a year-round professional theater at its home: The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. TATC is the only professional theater company in Northwest Indiana, offering downtown caliber performances in an accessible venue with plenty of free parking. TATC is located off I90/94, just 35 minutes from downtown Chicago.