Love Letters

by A.R. Gurney

AACT presents: Love Letters (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 will not be a time intensive show. It consists of two actors sitting side-by-side reading off of scripts – the letters.
We’re casting multiple actors for the two roles – different actors for different performances! E.g., Actor 1 and Actor 2 will perform on Thursday and Saturday matinee, and Actor 3 and Actor 4 will perform on Friday and Saturday night. Something along those lines. 
This show is sponsored by the Asian American Collective of Theatermakers (AACT). Sign up for the AACT mailing list here:
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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.


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Melissa Gardner
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III
Melissa Gardner
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III
Melissa Gardner
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III
Melissa Gardner
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III

Production Team

Stage Manager
Costume Designer
Anh Nguyen
Projections Designer
John Ho