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MELISSA: "I made this card myself. It's not Santa Claus. It's a kangaroo jumping over a glass of orange juice."

Colleen Parker as Melissa in ReAct's Love Letters.
Photo: David Hsieh.

The Casts

Cast A

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III
ShawnJ West
Melissa Gardner
Colleen Burke-Moen

Cast B

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III
T.J. Langley
Melissa Gardner
Deniece Bleha

Cast C

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III
Joseph S. Yang
Melissa Gardner
Colleen Parker

Cast D

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III
Leonard Polidori
Melissa Gardner
Crystal Dawn Munkers

Cast E

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III
T.J. Langley
Melissa Gardner
Litsa Dremousis

Directed by
David Hsieh

The Crew

Stage Manager
David Hsieh
Lighting Designer & Venue Technician
Mallery Brook-Mackay


Love Letters

By A.R. Gurney

October 26 - November 5, 2000
Theatre Off Jackson

The Program

The Setting

An empty stage with two sets of elegant English antique tables with chairs, isolated against the dark background by bright focused lights.

ANDY: "This letter, which I'm writing with my own hand, with my own pen, in my own penmanship, comes from me and no one else."
Crystal Dawn Munkers as Melissa
and Leonard Polidori as Andy in
ReAct's Love Letters.
Photo: David Hsieh.


MELISSA: "You know what I think is wrong? These letters. These Goddamn letters."
Crystal Dawn Munkers and
Leonard Polidori in ReAct's
Love Letters.
Photo: David Hsieh.

Love Letters

was initially presented by the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, on November 3, 1988

Production Notes

Take a good story. add two interesting characters. Then take away all the typical theater effects and what do you have? Love Letters by A.R. Gurney. This unique, moving play focuses on the special life-long relationship between a man and a woman, as shown solely through the reading of their love letters to one another.

The subtle brilliance of this work lies in its characterizations and adherance to basic principles of good theatre. The staging is deceptively simple: the lack of props and setting lets the beauty of the story shine through. We hope those of you who saw it, enjoyed this extraordinary correspondence!

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ReAct's Love Letters was produced by special arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC.

Special Thanks To...

The Cast and Crew for production support
The Elliott Bay Book Company for promotional support
George Paul Glanzman for loaned set pieces, props, catering services and production support
The Northwest Asian American Theatre for production support
Leonard Polidori for photography support

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