OVOC Performing Arts Presents
May 11th & 12th
Tonasket Community Cultural Center
May 18 & 19th
OVOC Performing Arts proudly presents "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney, a captivating drama that explores the complexities of human relationships and emotions. This Pulitzer Prize-nominated play delves into the lives of Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, two characters from affluent East Coast backgrounds, whose deep and nuanced friendship spans nearly half a century. The story unfolds through their exchange of letters, starting from their childhood and continuing through their adult lives, including their experiences at boarding school, travels in Europe, and various personal trials.
Melissa, the richer of the two, is a bit of a rebel, while Andy is more traditional and a natural letter writer. Their correspondence reveals the evolution of their relationship, including periods of estrangement and a clandestine affair that profoundly affects Melissa. Despite their differences and the physical distance between them, they remain each other’s confidante, sharing a bond that is both deeply romantic and tragically complicated.
The play is uniquely staged with a simple setting of two actors behind desks or sitting in chairs, their words painting a vivid emotional landscape. This simplicity allows the audience's imagination to engage deeply with the characters' lives, making each performance a unique experience influenced by the chemistry and interpretation of the actors.
The auditions for this emotionally charged and beautifully written play will take place on Saturday, February 17th at 9:00 AM, at Okanogan High School. We invite actors to bring their own interpretations to these rich characters, as they become a part of this timeless story of love, friendship, and the power of written words.
Audition Date: Saturday February 17th
Location: Okanogan High School
Audition Information: Love Letters is a readers theater production featuring 2 cast members (1 Male, 1 Female). We are looking to cast 4 people (2 Males, 2 Females) one set of actors will perform at the Omak Pac and one set will perform at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center.
Actors Age Range: 30+
What to prepare: We will ask the actors to perform a cold reading from the Love Letters script. There will be no vocal auditions for this show.
Love Letters Synopsis: This enchanting production follows the captivating journey of Melissa and Andrew, childhood friends whose connection deepens into a lifelong love affair through the art of letter writing. OVOC Performing Arts invites audiences to experience the evocative and heart-warming story of star-crossed lovers, artfully punctuated with moments of tender humor. Love Letters promises to envelop the audience in a nostalgic embrace, providing an unforgettable evening of theatrical magic. Love Letters will premiere at the Omak Performing Arts Center May 11th &
12th and can also be seen at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center on May 18th & 19th.
If you have questions please contact Producer, Cari Zachow at email@example.com.