Written by A. R. Gurney
Directed By Darylin Ramondo
2021 - opening night February 5th
When Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, a romantic friendship and correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born. The friends communicate with each other through angst-ridden boarding school experiences, European adventures, failed marriages, and the ups and downs of career. Over the course of their lives, Andy and Melissa’s relationship goes through many changes, as the sometimes-sweethearts/sometimes-friends go through periods of estrangement, and the intense, clandestine affair which will accelerate Melissa’s emotional breakdown. Despite the painful differences which will ultimately tear them apart, they remain each other’s most trusted confidante, and are “true lovers” on paper, if not on the earth.
By arrangement with Music Theatre International Australasia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Photos by Sandy Gray
Jocelyn Mackay - Melissa Gardner
David Mackay - Andrew Makepiece Ladd III
Tina Rettke - Melissa Gardner
Neil Fletcher - Andrew Makepiece Ladd III