Arts and Entertainment

‘Love Letters‘ play is Valentine’s Day weekend at Center Stage

Valley Center Stage presents A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15. The show, performed by Rochelle Wyatt and Peter Cook, plays one weekend only. Tickets are $17 and $14.50 for seniors.

Love Letters, which premiered on Broadway in 1989, tells the story of lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and artist Melissa Gardner, whose lives have been entwined since they met in second grade.

Love Letters brings to life their correspondence over 50 years, chronicling hopes, dreams and disappointments; from teenage valentines to the letters and postcards that mark the trials of adulthood, marriage and divorce, right up to a still-separated middle age. The story of their bitter sweet relationship gradually unfolds from what was written, what is between the lines and what was left unsaid.

“I’ve seen it so many times before and it is so affecting, each time.” Says director Gary Schwartz who directed the show in 2009. “The two actors, Rochelle Wyatt and Peter Cook are perfectly cast as the life-long lovers and bring a depth and life to it I can only say comes from their heart.”

Valley Center Stage is located at 119 W. North Bend Way, in North Bend. It is on the second floor of the Masonic Lodge. It is handicapped accessible.

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