Act Underground Theatre Company’s reading of AR Gurney’s Love Letters chronicles the relationship between Andy and Melissa from second grade through high school, college, and adulthood as told entirely through their notes, invitations, and letters. Love Letters features Lisa Gonsalves and Gregg Triggs and is directed by Kyoshin Lohr.
In such critically acclaimed plays as The Dining Room and The Cocktail Hour, A. R. Gurney has wittily captured the manners of upper-middle-class WASP America, but never as gracefully or with such dazzling economy as in Love Letters. Tracing the lifelong correspondence of the staid, dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the lively, unstable artist Melissa Gardner, the story of their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds from what is written—and what is left unsaid—in their letters over their lives.
GREG TRIGGS has written a love letter or two. He has also performed with Disney’s Comedy Warehouse, the Brave New Workshop & Chicago City Limits. Greg’s radio show, Travels with Triggs, can be heard on Catskills Public Radio or as a Podcast. He also appears with Yarnslingers, a performing group devoted to the written word. Greg’s novels The Next Happiest Place on Earth and That Which Makes Us Stronger are available at www.Amazon.com.
LISA GONSALVES displayed her considerable talents by playing multiple roles in Act Underground’s All In the Timing, Marianne in The Revolutionists, and various characters in the Old Time Radio Podcasts during the pandemic. She began her theatrical journey at age 12, studying under Guy Stockwell at what is now the Zephyr Theater in Hollywood. She continued formal study for over a decade at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, CA.
KYOSHIN LOHR is the founder and artistic director of Act Underground Theatre Company, performing for the last 12 seasons at Tusten Theatre and Krause Hall. Act Underground Theatre offers performances, scene study, and acting classes for experienced and nonexperienced actors.
Act Underground Theatre Company is a New York Registered Charity. It has received several Sullivan County for the Arts Decentralization Grants and a Sullivan Heritage Arts Grant.