Love Letters takes unique approach
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Kamloops Players Society is putting on a touching play detailing the love of two people — presented in a unique way.
Love Letters, which began yesterday (Feb. 13) at the Stage House Theatre on the North Shore, depicts five decades of a relationship between a man and woman, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, beginning when the pair was five years old.
“It’s their life story over the next 50 years read through cards and letters they have received from each other,” said Betty Nelson, the play’s producer.
“Quaaout Lodge did this as a dinner theatre years ago and it’s very interesting.
“It starts off with Melissa’s birthday when she was five years old and it carries throughout their entire lives.”
Love Letters was written by A.R. Gurney and first performed in 1988.
The play runs through Saturday, Feb. 16.
Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. The $25 admission fee comes with coffee, tea, a glass of wine and dessert.
Matinees are also being staged each day at 2 p.m. Admission for the early shows is $10, and comes with coffee and snacks.
Nelson said the play shows the Kamloops Players Society is cementing itself in the local theatre scene.
“We’re a young, amateur group, but we’re starting to pump out a lot of plays and get our name out,” she said.
“We are here, and we have our own little theatre here.”
The Stage House Theatre is located at 422 Tranquille Rd. Parking is free.
Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 250-374-5483.