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‘Love Letters,’ presented by Pagosa couples

On Feb. 10, at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, Brooks and Blue Lindner star in A.R. Gurney’s funny and bittersweet play “Love Letters,” that follows the “near misses” of a relationship through a lifetime of letters between a man and a woman.

Their friendship unfolds from what is written — and what is left unwritten — in 50 years of letters, from summer camps and boarding schools through college, war, career and relationships.

 Following their performance, actors Tim and Laura Moore ( Feb. 11), John and Sandy Applegate (Feb. 12), Will and Christie Spears (Feb. 13) and Bob and Bonnie Hite (Feb. 14) will perform the show through Valentine’s Day.

 What could be more perfect for the Valentine’s season, than “Love Letters,” a play about a couple whose love letters carry them throughout their lives?

Fated to be unsuited to each other, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd are opposites. From their childhoods, their love affairs, their careers, marriages and aspirations, the rich artistic Melissa and ambitious staid Andrew are like oil and water.  

“Love Letters” was a smash hit both off and on Broadway.  A.R. Gurney’s script offers laugh-out-loud lines and an ending that will squeeze tears out of all but the stoniest hearts.

 No one should miss “Love Letters,” acclaimed by Time Magazine as, “One of the best American plays of the decade.”  Remember the dog Sylvia? Same playwright, A.R. Gurney!

 “Love Letters,” presented by the Thingamajig Theatre Company, plays at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts Feb. 10-14, nightly at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

For tickets and show information, visit www.pagosacenter.org or call 731-7469.

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