Wed Feb 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Love Letters

Starring Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker

A.R. Gurney’s tender emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Love Letters is a tragi-comic and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities and deep closeness of two lifelong friends.

Background

MICHAEL TUCKER is an actor and a writer last seen on stage in Wallace Shawn’s EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE for The New Group. He appeared in THE M SPOT and FERN HILL, plays of his own devising, at the New Jersey Repertory Company and danced and sang in Enter Laughing at the York Theater. Most of his other stage work was in the last century – on, off and off-off Broadway, Lincoln Center, The Delacorte, MTC, Roundabout, etc.

TV — LA LAW for eight years – 3 Emmy nominations; LAW AND ORDER, JUDGING AMY, TRACEY TAKES ON and countless TV movies.

FILM – DINER, TIN MEN, NETWORK, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, RADIO DAYS, THE MIGHTY DUCKS 2, FOR LOVE OR MONEY, A NIGHT FULL OF RAIN – and many more.

He has written three memoirs, a novel, two plays and a blog about eating and cooking.


Jill Eikenberry: Broadway – “Moonchildren,” “All Over Town,” “Watch on The Rhine,” “Summer Brave” and “Onward Victoria.” Off Broadway – “Uncommon Women and Others,” “Eccentricities of A Nightingale,” “Save Grand Central,” “Life Under Water”(Obie Award), “Lemon Sky” (Obie Award), ”A Picasso,” “Enter Laughing – the Musical,” “The Kid,” (Drama Desk nomination), “Be A Good Little Widow,” “Jericho,” and “An Evening at the Talk House” by Wally Shawn. Regional – “The M Spot” and “Fern Hill” – both by Michael Tucker, and multiple productions of “Love Letters” by A.R Gurney.

Film – “Between The Lines,” “Butch and Sundance,” “Arthur,” “Rich Kids,” “Hide in Plain Sight,” “The Manhattan Project,” “Something Borrowed,” and “Young Adult” with Charlize Theron. TV – “L.A. Law” – 8 seasons – (5 Emmy nominations and 1 Golden Globe Award), “Chantilly Lace,” “An Inconvenient Woman,” “Judging Amy,” ”Law and Order,” “Body of Proo

Broadway – “Moonchildren,” “All Over Town,” “Watch on The Rhine,” “Summer Brave” and “Onward Victoria.” Off Broadway – “Uncommon Women and Others,” “Eccentricities of A Nightingale,” “Save Grand Central,” “Life Under Water”(Obie Award), “Lemon Sky” (Obie Award), ”A Picasso,” “Enter Laughing – the Musical,” “The Kid,” (Drama Desk nomination), “Be A Good Little Widow,” “Jericho,” and “An Evening at the Talk House” by Wally Shawn. Regional – “The M Spot” and “Fern Hill” – both by Michael Tucker, and multiple productions of “Love Letters” by A.R Gurney.

Film – “Between The Lines,” “Butch and Sundance,” “Arthur,” “Rich Kids,” “Hide in Plain Sight,” “The Manhattan Project,” “Something Borrowed,” and “Young Adult” with Charlize Theron. TV – “L.A. Law” – 8 seasons – (5 Emmy nominations and 1 Golden Globe Award), “Chantilly Lace,” “An Inconvenient Woman,” “Judging Amy,” ”Law and Order,” “Body of Proof.”


A.R. Gurney Biography: Plays: SCENES FROM AMERICAN LIFE, CHILDREN, THE DINING ROOM, THE MIDDLE AGES, RICHARD CORY, THE GOLDEN AGE, WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER, THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN, SWEET SUE, THE PERFECT PARTY, ANOTHER ANTIGONE, THE COCKTAIL HOUR, LOVE LETTERS, THE SNOW BALL (adapted from his novel), THE OLD BOY, THE FOURTH WALL, LATER LIFE, A CHEEVER EVENING, SYLVIA, OVERTIME, LET’S DO IT (A COLE PORTER MUSICAL), LABOR DAY, FAR EAST, DARLENE AND THE GUEST LECTURER, ANCESTRAL VOICES. Opera: wrote libretto for STRAWBERRY FIELDS, with music by Michael Torke, part of the Central Park Opera trilogy presented by the New York City Opera in the Fall of 1999. Novels: “The Gospel According to Joe,” “Entertaining Strangers,” and “The Snow Ball.” Awards: Drama Desk, N.E.A., Rockefeller Foundation, New England Theatre Conference, Lucille Lortel, American Association of Community Theatres, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Honorary degrees: Williams College and Buffalo State University. Gurney was on the faculty of M.I.T. until 1996. He is the husband of one, father of four, and grandfather of six.

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