For nearly fifty years, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III share their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats through regularly sent letters and cards. While Andrew’s political star rises until he achieves his dream of becoming a U. S. Senator, Melissa succumbs to despair over the struggles of being an artist.
This play, which was premiered at the New York Public Library, is in the form of an epistolary and is performed as a reading.
“A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters pays tribute to a long-lasting relationship, sometimes contentious and often tender, between two very different people.” – The Columbus Dispatch –
If you happen to find yourself anywhere near the Isle of Wight, make sure you attend the 2013 Isle of Wight Literary Festival. This year, there will be an inaugural Isle of Wight Bus Tour, featuring the voices of Celia Imrie, Hugh Bonneville, Richard E Grant and many other fabulous actorly types. A literary festival is the stuff of our DREAMS here at BCM. Swoon! Perhaps we’ll be lucky enough to go one day. In the meantime, we’ll just have to live vicariously through those of you that are lucky enough to be there.
This post is short and sweet (that hardly ever happens around here), but BCM is off to a major socialite do this evening (stay tuned!). Ta-ta for now.