What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with Love Letters? The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County has teamed up with Teaneck New Theatre to offer a special after-dinner event at 8:00pm on Saturday evening, February 12th, that includes A.R. Gurney’s popular play Love Letters, along with special desserts and fair trade coffees provided by local bakeries and cafés.
A witty and poignant theatre piece, A. R. Gurney’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated Love Letters tells the tale of the lifelong relationship between Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, both born to upper class families. The excerpts from their letters, as read by the actors, range from childhood thank-you notes to heartfelt missives as their lives and loves unfold with humor and drama. For Andy, success comes easily; for Melissa, existence is a struggle. As the years go by, two things remain constant for Andy and Melissa: their letters and their deep feelings for one another.
To make it a perfect after-dinner treat, locally-made desserts and fair-trade coffees will be served at intermission, donated by Athens Bakery, Bischoff’s, Tiger Lily Flowers & Gifts, and Veggie Heaven, among others.
Love Letters features Barbara Liebgott of New Milford and Westwood resident Ed Gross, who currently serves as the president of Ethical Culture and, like Barbara, a board member of TNT. The production was directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina.
Tickets for Love Letters are $19 per person, $35 per couple. Buy tickets or contact the Ethical Culture Society at 201 836-5187.