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Poignant "Love Letters" opens 40 th SCVST Season June 29

JUNE 16, 2006--The humorous yet poignant two-person drama "Love Letters," by A. R. Gurney, opens the 40 th anniversary season of the St. Croix Valley Summer Theatre, Thursday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m., in Davis Theatre at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls.

Performances are June 29-July 1 at 7:30 p.m., with an additional Friday, June 30, matinee at 1:30 p.m.

In "Love Letters," playwright Gurney traces the lifelong yet bittersweet relationship between the serious dutiful lawyer, Andrew Makepeace Ladd, III, (played by Michael Norman) and the energetic, unpredictable artist Melissa Gardner (played by Sandee Blakeley). In this unique play the pair reads from the letters they've written to one another over five decades. The story unfolds from what is written, and what is left unsaid, in those letters.

The play was a hit when it was first produced on Broadway in the late 1980s.

Actors Norman and Blakeley are veteran SCVST actors who previously appeared together as Norman and Ethel Thayer in 2004's "On Golden Pond" at the SCVST.

Individual ticket prices for "Love Letters" are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Due to mature themes and language, "Love Letters" is not recommended for children.

Season tickets are also available. Call the SCVST Box Office at 715-425-3114 weekdays. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Box Office in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-River Falls, 420 Cascade Ave., River Falls.


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