‘Love Letters’ coming to Marion Art Center stage

Jul 17, 2023

MARION — Join the Marion Art Center for a production of ‘Love Letters,’ written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Jennifer Palmer.

Performance dates are August 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20. Friday and Saturday shows will start at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees will begin at 2 p.m.

According to a Marion Art Center press release, Love Letters is a two-hander drama comprised of letters exchanged between two friends over a lifetime. Andrew and Melissa, both born into wealth and position, begin their correspondence in childhood with birthday party thank-you notes. Their letters continue through their boarding school and college years while they are romantically attached and later through their individual marriages and careers. As the actors read the letters aloud, an evocative, touching, frequently funny, but always telling pair of character studies is revealed, where what is implied is as revealing and affecting as what is written down.

Tickets are $20 for Marion Art Center members and $23 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased online at marionartcenter.org/events. The Marion Art Center is also a participant in Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Card to Culture program, in collaboration with the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by broadening accessibility to cultural programming.

For more information about the Marion Art Center’s free or low cost ticket offerings, visit marionartcenter.org/about.