Love Letters | Fletcher Opera Theater | Stage | Indy Week
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When: Fri., Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 13, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun., Jan. 14, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Tue., Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 20, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 21, 2 & 7:30 p.m. 2018
Price: $29+

Because A.R. Gurney's epistolary melodrama from 1988 requires nothing more than two actors behind two music stands on an empty stage, it's a strikingly odd choice for NC Theatre, a company whose raison d'etre involves ostentatious, archive-level productions of the classics of musical theater. Here, 1970s screen and stage star Sandy Duncan and Theatre in the Park's Ira David Wood III read aloud from the lifelong correspondence of Andrew and Melissa, two star-crossed New England children of privilege. Their exchanges range from birthday party invitations and surreptitious notes passed during class to more poignant missives documenting periods of increasing separation as their lives take different paths during boarding school, college, and wartime. The body of letters portray two kindred spirits negotiating distance in a might-have-been romance spanning fifty years. —Byron Woods


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