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Love Letters - Starring Gene Weygandt

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and  position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins  with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards.  Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the  boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale  and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of "good schools."  While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy  remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes  a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is  elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa  dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes  estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved  in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However  Andy's last letter, written to her mother after Melissa's untimely  death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave  to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually  as close as only true lovers can be. 

November 13th and 14th at 7:30pm
Tickets:  $16
The Black Box Theatre
1623 5th Avenue