Love Letters

by A.R. Gurney

Love Letters: Saybrook Underbrook, April 6-8
Melissa Gardner (she/her) and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III (he/him) have written letters to each other since they were children. Love Letters follows their correspondences over the decades — and subsequently, their triumphs and failures, their quarrels and reconciliations, and most importantly, their love story.
This all-Asian production of Love Letters poses two questions: 
(1) What does it mean for Asian people, who were few in numbers in the U.S. before the Hart-Celler Act of 1965 (which marks approximately the halfway point of the play’s time period) to play these roles that take wealth and belonging in America for granted?
(2) What does it mean for a young person to speak the words of an older, future self?
This show is sponsored by the Asian American Collective of Theatermakers (AACT). Sign up for the AACT mailing list here:
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Media and Downloads

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Performance Dates & Times

April 6, 2023 - 8:00pm

April 7, 2023 - 8:00pm

April 8, 2023 - 2:00pm

April 8, 2023 - 8:00pm


Saybrook Underbrook

Venue Accessibility: 
Lobby is accessible via elevator near the Head of College's office inside entryway I. Balcony level seating is accessible via lobby entrance. Stage level seating requires the use of stairs.


Melissa (Thursday)
Andy (Thursday)
Melissa (Friday)
Andy (Friday)
Melissa (Saturday matinee)
Andy (Saturday matinee)
Melissa (Saturday night)
Andy (Saturday night)
Musician (Thursday)
Tony Ruan
Musician (Friday)
Musician (both Saturday shows)
John Ho
Musician (both Saturday shows)
Nathan Mai

Production Team

Stage Manager
Costume Designer
Anh Nguyen