by A.R. Gurney
directed by Jane Metzger
Friday, September 9th at 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 10th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 11th at 2:00 pm
Players of Utica Theatre
1108 State Street, Utica
Players of Utica closes the Summer Showcase with a performance of the widely acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize nominated “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney. The production is directed by Players Past President and veteran director/actress Jane Metzger. Two of the area’s finest actors, Rayna Schneider and Stephen Wagner, will perform this two character reading an ”extra” performance and not a part of the 2016-2017 season.
The plot revolves around Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, or Andy (Wagner) and Melissa Gardener (Schneider), the blue-blooded children of two high-society families that began corresponding in 1937, when they were in second grade, after Andy attends Melissa’s birthday party. Melissa, blunt, acerbic, and flirty - - isn’t particularly fond of letter writing. But Andy, who likes to follow the rules, finds in writing a freedom he can’t experience anywhere else.