A.R. Gurney’s ‘Love Letters’ arrives in time for Valentine’s Day


What begins with postcards from camp continues into a 50-year correspondence  between Melissa and Andrew in A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” presented this weekend by Las Vegas Little Theatre.

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the play that premiered in 1988 features two characters reading aloud letters exchanged on their journeys — through boarding school, the college years, Andrew’s military service, her marriage, his marriage and then his eventual political career. 

Opening tonight at 3920 Schiff Drive, “Love Letters” continues through Valentine’sDay featuring different actors at each performance. 

Las Vegas Little Theater says it will be following strict safety guidelines including reduced capacity, 6 feet of distance between seating and mandatory masks. The audience will be seated 25 feet from the stage.

Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. today (February 12) featuring Teresa Fullerton and Glenn Heat; at 8 p.m. February 13 featuring  Monica Johns and Glenn Heath; and at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 featuring April Sauline and Michael Kaczurak. Advance ticket purchase is required.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at www.lvlt.org ,or by calling the box office during regular box office hours  (Mondays 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.), 702-362-7996.