The Chocolate Church presents ‘Love Letters’
For St. Valentine’s Day the Chocolate Church Arts Center will present “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney on Feb. 14. The show begins at 7 p.m. in the Chocolate Church Annex, located at 804 Washington Street, Bath.
Jim and Phyllis McQuaide bring the characters Melissa and Andy to life as they chronicle two people who form a bond early in their lives that survives their being directed along different paths and into divergent careers and separate love lives. They grow up exchanging the letters that form the story's script, and through those letters their very different lives come back together in later years when they can no longer hide or deny their love for one another.
Most importantly, the audience plays a silent witness to the development of these characters as they meet the challenges of modern life while never completely losing the bond they formed as children. The McQuaides have performed this play three times previously for a community theater in Minnesota. The play is truly a masterpiece of American theatre hidden in a very simple form of human communication - letters.
Tickets are $10 advance/$12 at the door. Tickets are available online www.chocolatechurcharts.org and by calling the Chocolate Church box office 207-442-8455.