February 14, 2017 – Valentine’s Day
Limited Engagement – Two Performances Only
1:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Love Letters by A.R. Gurney
Starring Bo Thorp & Mayon Weeks
Mayon Weeks and Bo Thorp star in the limited engagement production of Love Letters, celebrated playwright A. R. Gurney’s enduring romance about first loves and second chances.
Love Letters is the story of Andrew Makepeace Ladd III (Weeks) and Melissa Gardner (Thorp), two young people from similar backgrounds who take very different paths in life. Despite leading lives which should not intersect, they can’t let go of each other throughout their 50 year friendship, and marriages and families with other people.
A unique and imaginative theatre piece, which, in the words of the author, “needs no theatre, no lengthy rehearsal, no special set, no memorization of lines, and no commitment from its two actors beyond the night of performance.” As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.
Thorp and Weeks, friends for over 50 years, are no strangers to CFRT audiences. CFRT began in 1962 as a community theatre with 4 directors: two of which were Thorp and Weeks. These two have made their mark both on and off the stage as directors (Thorp as Founding Artistic Director), actors, and members of the Board. Their dedication to the arts and in particular to Cape Fear Regional Theatre can only be described as true love.