Chocolate Church will produce ‘Love Letters’ to celebrate timeless love on Valentine’s Day

BATH — The Chocolate Church Arts Center will continue the Valentine’s Day tradition of staging “Love Letters” by AR Gurney. Suzanne Rankin and Thom Watson will reprise their roles at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Cosmopolitan Club at 894 Washington Street.

Rankin and Watson bring Melissa and Andy to life as they chronicle two people who form a bond early in their lives that survives their being directed along different paths and into divergent careers and separate love lives. They grow up exchanging the letters that form the story’s script, and through those letters their very different lives come back together in later years when they can no longer hide or deny their love for one another.

Melissa and Andy are characters that remind listeners of their own lives, or of the lives of people they hold dear. Their distinct personalities provide the play with its drama and its comedy. Most importantly, the audience plays a silent witness to the development of these characters as they meet the challenges of modern life while never completely losing the bond they formed as children.

The Cosmopolitan Club provides the relaxed environment that is the perfect venue for this show. The play stands entirely on its own, with very little assistance from the actors at all. The play is truly a masterpiece of American theatre hidden in a very simple form of human communication — letters.

Tickets are $15 per individual or $25 per couple and are available at and by calling 207-442-8455.

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