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PREVIEW: Love Letters (Cannery Works/Plymouth Arts Council)

Actors Gary Briggle (left) and Wendy Lehr (right). Photo by Keith Bridges.

The playwright A.R. Gurney passed away two months ago. Many of the various eulogies and obituaries cited his 1988 play Love Letters, a tale of charmed correspondence that was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Love Letters encapsulated many of the themes that Gurney was known for exploring, and also had the benefit of attracting a who’s who of Hollywood actors who performed it for short, often sold-out runs and benefits. Just last November, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson starred in a performance at Stanford University to raise money for the arts.

If you’re wondering what the buzz is about with Love Letters, you can find out tonight for free, courtesy of Cannery Works, Readers Theater in the Park, and the Plymouth Arts Council. Local acting legends Gary Briggle and Wendy Lehr, both recently off another hit run of Glensheen at the History Theater, star in a free public performance at the Hilde Performance Center in Plymouth, MN tonight.

Love Letters is presented at the Hilde Performance Center in Plymouth, MN tonight. The 7 PM performance is preceded by food truck access at 5:30 PM and live music at 6 PM.


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