Love Letters coming to Cornerstone Playhouse

| 29 Jan 2018 | 02:33

Love Letters is a romantic drama that tells a story of two lifelong lovers.
Directed by Anne Wheeler, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III (Jim Berkheiser) and Melissa Gardner (Diane Pollett), 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.
Show dates are Feb. 9 and Feb. 16, 2018, only at 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Playhouse, 74 Main Street in Sussex Borough. Tickets are all reserved seating at $15 each. You can purchase tickets at Call 973 702-0687 for more information or visit us on Facebook. Cornerstone Playhouse is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to presenting the Arts in the Greater Sussex County Area.