A performance of A.R. Guerney's “Love Letters” starring local CBC Radio host Markus Schwabe and retired drama teacher Judi Straughan, and with music by local musician Jeff Wiseman, runs at Sudbury Theatre Centre Sunday, April 28.
The show was originally supposed to be staged at STC in February, but was postponed due to inclement weather (and we got a lot of that this past winter!).
The play, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, centres on two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III.
The characters sit side by side at tables and read the notes, letters and cards – in which over nearly 50 years, they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats – that have passed between them throughout their separated lives.
“Will Andy and Melissa to be together for the rest of their lives?” said a press release.
“The seeds of love planted at a Grade 2 birthday party blossom. As they navigate their teens, university and careers, their love is tested. A.R. Gurney's award-winning play, Love Letters, is filled with laughter and pain as Andy and Melissa take us on a journey we will never forget.”
The show runs at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Tickets cost $30 each. Visit sudburytheatre.com or phone 705-674-8381.