Longwood Theatre To Present Love Letters

Published 3:32 pm Thursday, November 28, 2013

Longwood University Theatre will present A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters on Dec. 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.

The production will feature the final performance of Pamela Arkin, associate professor of theatre at Longwood, who will retire after the spring semester. It is directed by Gene Muto, professor of theatre, and co-stars guest artist Larry Lovelady.

Tickets may be reserved online at etix.com or by calling the box office at (434) 395-2474. The box office, in the Center for Communication Studies and Theatre, is open Monday from noon-3 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday from noon-5 p.m. Tickets also will be available the day of the show at 6 p.m. for the evening performances and 2 p.m. for the matinee. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $8 for faculty/staff/senior citizens/non-Longwood students; and $6 for Longwood students. Tickets may not be reserved without purchase, and all tickets not presented by five minutes before a show will be resold.

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Love Letters tells the story of a lawyer and an artist whose lives have been intertwined since they met in second grade. The play brings to life their correspondence over 50 years, chronicling hopes, dreams and disappointments; from teenage valentines to the letters and postcards that mark the trials of adulthood, marriage and divorce. The story of their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds from what was written, what is between the lines and what was left unsaid.