FARMINGTON – The Sandy River Players will perform A.R. Gurney’s play “Love Letters” Valentine’s Day weekend, Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14.

Friday’s show will be at the Nostalgia Tavern in Kingfield on Route 27. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.; those who wish may go early for dinner at 6 p.m. before the show.

Saturday’s performance will be at the Latte Landing, a coffeehouse and lounge in the Olsen Student Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus. This show is also at 7:30 p.m.; coffee and desserts will be available.

“Love Letters” was written to be performed by two actors sitting side by side at a table in front of the audience. It traces the relationship of Andy and Melissa by allowing us to hear the letters they traded from childhood through their adult lives.

This simple, moving and funny play has been an audience favorite all over the country, and has attracted such actors as Blythe Danner, Julie Harris, Elizabeth Montgomery, Christopher Reeve, George Grizzard and Timothy Hutton to the emotionally rich roles.

Playing Andy in this production will be Sandy River Players’ veteran Dan Robbins, seen recently in “Spoon River Anthology” and “The Crucible.”

Melissa is played by Jayne Decker, the company’s artistic director, who says she’s delighted to be performing again rather than working behind the scenes.

Tickets for both shows are $6. People who have dinner at the Nostalgia Tavern on Friday will receive a $1 discount for that evening’s performance.


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