Warners among local celebrities to perform in FHT production

Kurt and Brenda Warner (submitted photo)

Fountain Hills Theater has announced a celebrity filled production of A.R. Gurney’s touching and funny comedy, “Love Letters,” to open Jan. 5.

“Love Letters” is a unique and imaginative theater piece comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences, according to a press release.

From valentines and thank-you notes exchanged as children, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner become lifelong confidantes. Through sharing 50 years of joys and disappointments, large and small, they forge an intimacy that transcends distance and time.

As circumstances pull them apart, their letters—often hilarious and always eloquent—always bring them back together.

As the play unfolds, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling story, in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.

This special engagement production of Gurney’s wonderful play will be presented by several celebrity couples, the release stated.

Brenda and Kurt Warner, Pat and Duffy McMahon, Cory and Mary Jane McCloskey, Jay and Judith Lawrence, Linda and John Kavanagh and Steven and Erika Hunter are some of the celebrity couples confirmed for “Love Letters.”

  • Brenda and Kurt Warner: 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5;
  • Judith and Jaw Lawrence: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6;
  • Duffy and Pat McMahon: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7;
  • Mary Jane and Cory McCloskey: 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8;
  • Erika and Steven Hunter: 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12;
  • Noel Irick and Peter J. Hill: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13;
  • Linda and John Kavanagh: 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15.

Individual tickets are $25 for adults and $18 for children ages 17 and under. Group rates and student rush discounts are available. All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage Too at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd.

Tickets are available through the Theater Box Office at 480-837-9661×3. For more information visit www.fhtaz.org.

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