Love Letters by A.R. Gurney is, perhaps, not truly a play – the two characters, Andy and Melissa, are seated for the entire performance at their separated desks, and read the letters, cards and notes that have made up their correspondence to each other starting from grade two and continuing on for the next fifty years. Though the action is completely static, the letters reveal two lifetimes – the joys, disappointments, sorrows, triumphs and failings – connected over the years almost entirely through the written word.
Those in attendance at WEDS seemed to appreciate the dedication of director Tracy Gordon and the heart-felt efforts of two actors who were well-known to many in the audience. They managed to convey nuances of character and emotion with impact. For the audience, the experience is a bit like enjoying an audio book in the company of others. The story that unfolds is intriguing and the Snows reading of it allowed the audience to become immersed in the lives of Andy and Melissa.