Love Letters

Theater, Drama
Love Letters
Photograph: courtesy the Wallis Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal star in A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters," a Broadway tour stopping at the Wallis.

Love Letters is a gentle, funny romance story of two people that spans decades, from their first meeting in second grade into late adulthood. This performance at the Wallis is a tour stop for the 2014 Broadway production directed by Gregory Mosher and starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, a reunion from 1970's Love Story. A.R. Gurney's play is a dramatic, heartwarming and heartbreaking story of love through the years. "Through missives that span half a century, from classroom notes to billet-doux between middle-aged, extramarital lovers, we watch them endure school, marry, divorce, drink themselves into rehab and finally admit the mutual passion that shaped (or warped) their lives. As usual with Gurney, the language is wry, witty and balanced by reflexive sadness, a mixed admiration and horror for Eastern WASP repression and snobbery. Although the piece may not push the envelope, it does leave a stamp." —David Cote, Time Out New York

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