Cast and Crew Information

DIRECTOR: Kat Keeney

Cast: Willa Frantz and Abel Haddish

Stage Manager: Katherine Busch

Assistant Stage Manager: Aaliyah Johnson

Sound: Jace Neiman

DIRECTOR- Ivy Mitchell

Cast: Anna Freeman and Trey Kee

Stage Manager: Ioana Limberea

Assistant Stage Manager: Taban Shahnazari

Sound: Emma Pierce

DIRECTOR: Zachary Foley

Cast: Lily Brintzinghoffer and Trevor Grote

Stage Manager: Danait Haddish

Assistant Stage Manager: Riley Peterson

Sound: Lauren Gillies

Production Team:

Devin Haley and Elsa Fry: Hair and Makeup

Kevin Ellis, Johnathan Breaux, Imani Njau and Elise Harris: Publicity and House Management

Anna Fry, Adriana Ladino, and Heidi Clouse: Costumes

Kaylen Lambertson, Ash McDonough and Ana Rojas: props


Student Directed One Acts

*Ticket price includes desserts and other refreshments for a sweet night at the theatre.*

After the performances there will be a talk back about the show and our written selves in the digital age. 

About the show:

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.

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. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However Andy's last letter, written to her mother after Melissa's untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.