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Love Letters

By A.R. Gurney

Directed by Richard Cotter

Season: 13th Jan - 28th Jan 2024
Preview night 12th Jan
Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

Auditions to be held by appointment Saturday 9th December at 420 Kent st, Sydney.

Calling for male and female identifying actors 55+

Auditions will be via a cold read from the script.

American accents required.

To book an audition please email CV and headshot to Richard at

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.

The piece is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.

Please note this is an unpaid production.