What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 21, 2020: See the play 'Love Letters' at Guthrie's Pollard Theatre
Today's featured event:
GUTHRIE - See The Pollard Theatre's production of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the historic downtown Guthrie theater, 120 W Harrison Ave.
As previously reported, "Love Letters" was a 1990 Pulitzer Prize finalist. The play centers on two lifelong friends - rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-laced Andrew Makepeace Ladd III – who stay connected through a series of letters. Central Oklahoma theater mainstays Billie Thrash and Stephen Hilton star in The Pollard's production.
“We only get glimpse of it through their letters to each other. The playwright has very specific requirements for the show: He wants them to read it. He wants them to not spend a ton of time playing to each other, but to give us their experience when they’re reading these letters or writing these letters,” The Pollard's Producing Artistic Director W. Jerome Stevenson told me in an autumn interview.
“They end up in marriages, they end up with children, they end up dealing with difficulties of high school and camp and their first dates and crushes. It’s all of this kind of experience of looking back on your life and it being the culmination of events that you can see highlighted in these letters.”
To read Elizabeth Hurd's review of the show for The Oklahoman, click here.
Performances continue through Feb. 29. For tickets and information, go to www.thepollard.org.
For more Oklahoma events, go to oklahoman.com/calendar.