Gurney's 'Love Letters' to open in Mammoth


“Love Letters,” a two-character play by A.R. Gurney, will open an extensive Eastern Sierra run next Friday, beginning at Edison Theatre in Mammoth.

The play, as described by Wikipedia, is a Pulitzer Prize nominated play, centering on just two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. 

Using the epistolary form sometimes found in novels, they sit side by side at tables and read the notes, letters and cards in which, over nearly 50 years, they discuss the hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats that have passed between them throughout their separated lives.

Gail Swain plays the younger Gardner, with producer/director Poole-Gilson taking the role in the later scenes, as the character grows older.

John Louth has performed a variety of roles in theater, was a forestry major in college and currently works for the Forest Service as manager of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. The performance begins at 7 p.m. and will be in Mammoth next weekend, May 18-19.

From Mammoth, the play moves to Bishop on June 12 and to the Lone Pine Film Museum theatre on June 13.

The play will end its run at the Mill Creek Station indoor theatre in Round Valley on June 15-16.