This charming comedy brings love.
The Log Art Theater at the Cambria County Community Arts Center will present “Love Letters” at 7 p.m. on Friday and June 19, 2 p.m. on June 20, 7 p.m. on June 25 and 26, and 2 p.m. on June 27 in arts center, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.
The show will kick off the 2021 Log Art Theater productions in the Arts Center’s open-air amphitheater.
This production will be in the style of black box theatrical performance, as well as in the genre of live radio show. The combination marries the simplicity and distance of radio skits with a live performance. Actor blocking will respond to old-fashioned microphones that will be strategically placed throughout the set with minimal props, sets and costumes.
“I am so happy to be able to provide another opportunity for the community to enjoy the arts, especially since our first production in our new amphitheater,” said Angela R. Godin, executive director of the arts center and director of the production. “It has been such a difficult year and this show will be a wonderful way to enjoy live theater in a beautiful outdoor setting.”
The story follows Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born into wealth and position, childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank you notes and postcards summer camp.
Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters during the boarding and college years, when Andy continues to excel at Yale and law school while Melissa comes out of a string of fine schools.
While Andy is at war, Melissa gets married, but her attachment to Andy remains strong, and she continues to stay in touch as he marries, becomes a successful lawyer, gets involved in politics and is ultimately elected. in the US Senate.
Meanwhile, with her marriage in tatters, Melissa indulges in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and moves away from her children.
Eventually, she and Andy are involved in a brief affair, but it’s really too late for the two of them.
Andy’s latest letter, written to his mother after Melissa’s untimely death, eloquently shows how much they really mattered and given over the years – physically separate but spiritually as close as only true lovers can. ‘to be.
This cast includes Paul D. Newman and Christina Fosbrink.
“I have the pleasure of working with such talented people,” said Godin. “This show has charm, grace, sarcasm, comedy, sadness and love. It reminds us of how many people we have who are chapters in our lives, but the special few people are with us on the journey. “
Proceeds from the event will benefit the arts centre’s programming.
Tickets cost $ 14 for members and $ 17 for non-members.
Open Night Party tickets are $ 22 and include appetizers and adult drinks and a chance to mingle with the cast and crew to talk about the performance.
Tickets will also be available at the door.
For more information or to order tickets, call 814-255-6515 or visit www.caccc.org.
Kelly Urban is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. She can be reached at 814-532-5073. Follow her on Twitter @ KellyUrban25.