Love Letters at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jul 7-24
Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
by A. R. Gurney
Directed and Produced by Maureen Rogers
July 7 – 14, 2022
Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends 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 Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them.
You will see your favorite performers and personalities from Laurel Mill Playhouse, the American Legion, City of Laurel and the Laurel Historical Society. Note that we have Thursday evening performances, Saturday afternoon performances as well as our normal Friday, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon performances.
Schedule of performances and actors for each date and time are as follows:
Thursday, July 7th at 8pm: Marge McGugan & Ron Able
Friday, July 8th at 8pm: Marge McGugan and Ron Able
Saturday, July 9th at 3pm: Lorraine Brooks & John Cholod
Saturday, July 9th at 8pm: Ilene & David Chalmers
Sunday, July 10th at 2pm: Carol & Tim Evans
Thursday, July 14th at 8pm: Ilene & David Chalmers
Friday, July 15th at 8pm: Lorraine Brooks & John Cholod
Saturday, July 16th at 3pm: Carol & Tim Evans
Saturday, July 16th at 8pm: Christine & Dion Johnson
Sunday, July 17th at 2pm: Ilene & David Chalmers
Thursday, July 21st at 8pm: Lesley & John Brinton
Friday, July 22nd at 8pm: R. Anne Hull & John Cholod
Saturday, July 23rd at 3pm: Christine & Dion Johnson
Saturday, July 23rd at 8pm: Leena & Sanjeev Dev
Sunday, July 24th at 2pm: Meera Narasimhan & Ken Krintz
Ticket prices: $15 General Admission.
LMP strongly urges that all patrons that come to LMP be vaccinated and wear masks. At this time, we will not require vaccination cards and masks in LMP but reserve the right to change the guidelines should the positivity rate rise significantly.
Buy tickets here.
For further information, contact Maureen Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-452-2557.