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Love Letters at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

February 10 - February 21

Logo for Love Letters, a play by A.R. Gurney

After two sold out short runs in over the past several months, beloved local broadcast legends Nancy Nelson and Don Shelby are pairing up again in a poignant theatre collaboration to present A.R. Gurney’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated work, which ran successfully on Broadway and throughout the country. This timeless piece is directed by CDT Resident Artistic Director, Michael Brindisi.

Don and Nancy play the roles of Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner. Both born to wealth and position Andrew and Melissa are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards and continues for some 50 years.

A unique and imaginative theatre piece which, in the words of the author, “needs no theatre, no lengthy rehearsal, no special set, no memorization of lines, and no commitment from its two actors beyond the night of performance.” The piece is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.

Guests are invited to stay after the show for a short Q & A with Don and Nancy.  Get your tickets today!


February 10
February 21
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Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317
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