Daily Record: “Love Letters coming to MPAC on Feb. 13”
Read the Daily Record’s feature story on A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, starring Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker! The show comes to MPAC Wednesday, February 13 for one night only.
Daily Record: “Love Letters play coming to MPAC”
By Bill Nutt
When Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker perform the play “Love Letters,” audiences are actually seeing two love stories on stage.
On the one hand, theatergoers are watching A.R. Gurney’s story of the gradually unfolding relationship between characters Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, told through their correspondence to each other over the course of some 50 years.
The other story: the real-life romance of Eikenberry and Tucker, spouses for more than 45 years and periodic co-stars (most notably in the 1980s and 1990s on the TV series “L.A. Law”).
Each performer talks about the other in the most glowing of terms.
“Jill is more beautiful today than every before,” said Tucker. “Her work is astonishing.” Her characterized her recent one-woman show in Manhattan as “phenomenal.”
Eikenberry is similarly effusive about Tucker.
“Michael has an open-heartedness as an actor,” she said. “It makes me want to cry every time.”