Two Week LIMITED Engagement starring Sally Struthers & Patrick A’Hearn. Sally Struthers is known for her roles as Gloria Stivic on All in the Family and Babette on Gilmore Girls. She has starred in many productions on our Riverside Stage including Hello Dolly!, 9 to 5, Annie, and Nunsense. Ms. Struthers is set to join Ted Danson and many others in the upcoming Netflix series “Classic Spy.” Patrick A’Hearn is not only our Producing Artistic Director but was in the original cast of Les Misérables on Broadway, as well as The Phantom of the opera, The King and I, Music of Andrew Llyod Webber, Chicago, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Love Letters is a heartwarming play about Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner. They were 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 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.