News of Note
News of Note
The Gulf Front Players
by A. R. Gurney
Michael A. Marcello and Nikki Marinelli
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Sarasota Classic Car Museum
5500 N Tamiami Trail – Sarasota
Tickets: $20 in advance
$22 at the door
LOVE LETTERS Scheduled as First Production
We are pleased to present the award-winning play, LOVE LETTERS, by A.R. Gurney as our first production. This two-character play, starring Michael A. Marcello and Nikki Marinelli, is the story of two childhood friends, both born to wealth and privilege, whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards.
Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years – where he goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while she flunks out of a series of “good schools.”
As life goes on, he goes off to war, she marries but her attachment to him remains strong and she continues to keep in touch. He marries, becomes a successful attorney and eventually is elected to the U. S. Senate.
Her marriage falls apart, she dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children.
As time continues to march on, they become involved in a brief affair, but it really is too late for either of them. His last letter, however, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years – physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.
By turns, LOVE LETTERS is funny, poignant, touching, sad, charming and thought-provoking. Please note, this show contains some adult language and may not be suitable for children.