A PULITZER NOMINATED PLAY BY A.R. GURNEY’S
Performed LIVE Onstage at the Lark Theater
Directed by Lee Sankowich
Produced for the Lark Stage by Ellie Mednick
Starring renowned Bay Area actors and real life married couple Nancy Carlin and Howard Swain
Arrive Early and Enjoy a LIVE Pre-Show Piano Entertainment by Award-Winning Bay Area Pianist Frederick Hodges, and a Complimentary Champagne and Chocolate Reception!
America’s Most Romantic Play
Love letters exchanged over a lifetime…
Pulitzer Prize nominated play, Love Letters, by A.R. Gurney is comprised of romantic letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share their beautiful love for each other through letters.
First written & performed in 1988 at the NY Public Library, close to 60 diverse actors, mostly celebrities, have performed the play since then. In the words of the author, the play “needs no theatre, no lengthy rehearsal, no special set, no memorization of lines, and no commitment from its two actors beyond the night of the performance.”
Nancy Carlin has performed and directed extensively in regional theaters and film, including the American Conservatory Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Aurora Theatre, Jewel Theatre, Center Rep, Shotgun Players, S.F. Playhouse, Indra’s Net, San Jose Rep, Marin Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. A former longtime company member of A.C.T. and associate artist with Cal Shakes.
Howard Swain has worked at the American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, San Jose Rep, The Magic Theatre, Marines Memorial, Theatre-On-The-Square, The Eureka Theatre, San Jose Stage, Word For Word, Theatreworks, Aurora, The Jewel, SF Playhouse, and Marin Theatre, as well as the Oregon, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, California, and Marin Shakespeare Festivals.
Lee Sankowich (Writer, Director, Producer) served as Artistic Director of Marin Theatre Company for 16 years. Included in the 45 productions he directed at MTC were estate-sanctioned world premieres of two Tennessee Williams plays. Lee’s career was jump-started with his internationally successful productions of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Lee has directed in theatres all across the country and is the recipient of four San Francisco Bay Area Drama Critics Awards for Direction.