Love Letters (1992)
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A heartfelt look at love, life and friendship.
A.R. Gurney’s internationally acclaimed stage hit is a heart warming, poignant play about Andy Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, who write letters to each other over a period of fifty years. Andy is a serious, down-to-earth attorney. Melissa is a lively, free-spirited artist. But these two opposites have a definite attraction. They are childhood friends who share a lifetime of experiences through a voluminous series of letters and notes written from the age of six to sixty. Poignant, romantic and frequently funny, their correspondence follows a bittersweet path of boarding schools, marriage, children, divorce and missed opportunities. It’s the life journey of two soul mates – enacted through words both written and unsaid – who share the greatest gift of all: the gift of love.
The play opened in 1992 and has completed hundreds of performances since then. It has traveled across India many times over and has played internationally in Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore and Sri Lanka. It is perhaps the longest running English play in India.