“Love Letters” performed LIVE at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Starring Joyce DeWitt and Tab Hunter
Sedona AZ (February 3, 2013) – Hollywood heartthrob Tab Hunter and star of stage and screen Joyce DeWitt will take the stage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona for live performances of A.R. Gurney’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated international stage success “Love Letters”, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. There will be four performances Feb. 14-16 — the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend!
“Love Letters” follows the long-gestating romance between two people through their correspondence. Andrew Makepeace Ladd III first fell for Melissa Gardner when they were in second grade. While he’s remained infatuated with her — and she cares deeply for him — life takes them in very different paths as he becomes a serious-minded lawyer and she pursues the life of an artist. But the two of them write one another frequently. Through the letters, notes, and messages passed between them over 50 years, they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats throughout their separated lives. Their relationship gradually unfolds from what is written—and what is left unsaid—in their letters. In this Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, the audience is allowed to see how a childhood crush grows with time into a mature and abiding affection between two people.
A product of Hollywood’s golden age, Tab Hunter became Hollywood’s golden boy. His first starring role, at the tender age of 19, was opposite Linda Darnell in the romantic South Seas adventure Island of Desire. An instant success, Tab went on to star in over 50 major motion pictures, including Battle Cry, The Pleasure of His Company, That Kind of Woman, Gunman’s Walk, They Came to Cordura, Ride the Wild Surf, The Loved One, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, and the Academy Award-nominated Damn Yankees.
Joyce DeWitt is most widely known to audiences for her starring role in the television hit “Three’s Company”. She also has an extensive stage background as an actress and director for more than 40 years. Her credits include Dinner With Friends, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Remember Me, All Shook Up and It’s Connecticut.
Tab and Joyce have been dear personal friends for many years and have been traveling together performing “Love Letters” as often as possible for nearly three decades. “Love Letters” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
The title sponsors for these special performances of “Love Letters” are Daryl Kling and Lewis Guthrie. The lodging host and sponsor is L’Auberge de Sedona Resort.
There will be four performances of “Love Letters”: Thursday and Friday, Feb. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 general admission and $30 for Film Festival members. Full-time student tickets are $25.
Visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org for tickets and performance information or call 928-282-1177. Both the Sedona International Film Festival Office and the Mary D. Fisher Theatre are located at 2030 W. SR 89A in West Sedona.