a play by A.R. GURNEY
When Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, and Melissa writes a thank-you note to ask just why he got her “The Lost Princess of Oz”,
a romantic friendship and correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born. Both from affluent, East Coast families, the friends communicate with each other through angst-ridden boarding school experiences, European adventures, failed marriages, and the ups and downs of careers. A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters is a tender, tragi-comic, and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends.