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A heartfelt look at love, life and friendshipA.R. Gurney’s internationally acclaimed stage hit is a heart warming, poignant play about two people, Andy Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, who write letters to each other over a period of fifty years. Andy is a serious, down-to-earth attorney. Melissa is a lively, free-spirited artist. But these two opposites have a definite attraction. They are childhood friends who share a lifetime of experiences through a voluminous series of letters and notes written from the age of six to sixty. Poignant, romantic and frequently funny, their correspondence follows a bittersweet path of boarding schools, marriage, children, divorce and missed opportunities. It's the life journey of two soul mates - enacted through words both written and unsaid - who share the greatest gift of all: the gift of love.The play opened in 1993 and has completed over 250 performances since then. It has traveled across India many times over and has played in Singapore (twice), Malaysia, Dubai (three times), Sri Lanka and Oman. It is perhaps the longest running English play in India.
Just once in a while, the gods bestow a gift upon theatergoers: splendid theatre. Love Letters was one such gift.
Saras M. Manickam, The Star, Malaysia
Shernaz Patel and Rajit Kapur handle their roles with an ease and panache that is a result of gifted artists fleshing out characters who seem more alive in life than in art.
Gulf News, Dubai
When was the last time you left a theatre performance feeling a little as though you’d lost a good friend? If you can’t remember then you missed your chance last weekend, where A.R.Gurney’s Love Letters relived to perfection, the triumph, the trauma and the tears of love.
Nazaneen Challawala, Khaleej Times, Dubai
The reader may assess the impact of this production by the fact that it impelled this critic to take a walk in the night air to regain his equilibrium…An original, insightful exposition of this modern masterpiece, it is a rare dramatic experience – intense, vital and immensely satisfying.
Jiten S. Merchant, The Times Of India, Mumbai
You have to cry a little, laugh a little, give a little and take a little, because the letters tell the story of two people who care, who are clumsy and gracious and small and yet so real, that the impact of the words as they spill off the stage is stunning.
Love Letters is a production that doesn’t come round too often and is well worth seeing. The format of the play encourages experimentation and is a challenge to both director and actor. And the fact that both da Cunha and the two performers rose to the occasion was evident from the standing ovation they received at the end of the show.
Kamala Ramchandani, The Afternoon, Mumbai
Love Letters has given director Rahul da Cunha enough rope to make a lasso for the viewers, who are bound to remember both the play and its players long after the curtain comes down.
Anand Sivakumaran, The Weekend Observer, Mumbai
Good plays, like good actors, are seldom seen. So when something rare crosses the eye, the heart yearns to behold the impression it leaves. Love Letters, the strikingly poignant tale of love lost and gained, presented in the language of theatre by the best actors in the country, created a lasting impression on the conscience of those who witnessed it.
The Tribune, Chandigarh
Kapur and Patel manifested the power of explained…and unexplained…emotions experienced by both between the age of six and 60. Childhood, marriage, kids, divorce: the actors as characters travelled through their lives together, casting a spell on the audience who accompanied them till the end.
Biswadeep Ghosh, The Times Of India, Pune
It’s hard to find fault with Love Letters, which has returned to the stage after an intermission...The play is narrated through letters that are read aloud, and though the tragic ending is a foregone conclusion, Gurney’s clever sense of humour and Rahul da Cunha’s direction remove any hint of schmaltz.
Pronoti Dutta, Time Out