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Love Letters celebrates 30th anniversary at Munster’s Theatre at the Center

One performance only: Sunday, February 3, 2:30pm

information provided by Big Splash PR

MUNSTER, Ind. (January 11, 2019) – To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Broadway debut of Love Letters, a play by A.R. Gurney, Theatre at the Center (TATC) will showcase one exclusive performance on Sunday afternoon, February 3, at 2:30pm. This production, under the direction of Artistic Director Linda Fortunato, will star Phil Potempa, a noted newspaper columnist for the Post Tribune, and Crista Zivanovic, features editor of The Times of Northwest Indiana. The performance proceeds will benefit Theatre at the Center in Munster.

Love Letters shares the funny, passionate, and sometimes sad tale about the overlapping lives and love of rebellious Melissa Gardner and buttoned-up Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, spanning their exchanged notes, cards, and letters during 50 years. The story timeline starts with second grade and details summer vacations, college life, and marriages, including children, happiness, and heartache. Love Letters’ masterful and moving simple production premise, with an actor and actress comfortably seated on stage, delivers the riveting story of a complicated couple’s lifetime relationship.

The play opened off-Broadway in March 1989, starring Kathleen Turner and John Rubinstein. When the show transferred to Broadway in October of that year, it starred Lynn Redgrave, John Clark, and others. Touring productions have included Robert Wagner and his actress wife Jill St. John. Throughout three decades, the play’s signature marquee draw has remained the same: changing the two-person cast for notable names to appear throughout the run. The last Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters was in 2014, featuring paired star names like Brian Dennehy opposite Mia Farrow, and later, Carol Burnett and Alan Alda, and Anjelica Huston and Martin Sheen.

This one-time-only performance takes place at Theatre at the Center on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Add the Sunday Champagne Brunch at $24 plus tax. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 219-836-3255 or visit


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