Love Letters by A.R. Gurney is a love story between Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III as told through their letters to each other over the course of nearly 50 years. They go through their childhoods with thank you notes and birthday party and dance hall invitations; keep up with each other through college, early love affairs, and their travels; announce their weddings and births of their children and chart the rises and falls of their careers: Melissa is an artist and Andrew becomes a politician. Together they weather the highs and lows of life coming to a passionate conclusion.
Love Letters was written by Gurney after he bought a typewriter and decided to teach himself how to type, and this resulting collection of letters turned play became a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1990. (ACT)