Auditions - May 8th and 9th, 7:00PM at Blakeburn Studios

Love Letters 

by A.R. Gurney

Southwest Playhouse is pleased to announce the auditions for a reader's theatre production of Love Letters by A.R. Gurney. Love Letters will be performed at Blakeburn Studios in downtown Clinton in conjunction with the Route 66 Festival on May 27, 2017.

Love Letters follows the lives of Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position. The two are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through course of their lives, telling each other of their respective marriages, the victories and defeats of life, and their beautiful and tragic love for one another. 

As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.

This production needs two actors, one man and one woman, of approximately the same age. There is no memorization required of this show, as everything will be read from postcards, diary entries, and other love letters that these two characters have sent each other over a 50 year time period. Director Ashley Underwood says she would like any adult interested to come to auditions.

Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, May 8th and 9th, at 7:00PM at Blakeburn Studios located at 417 Frisco Ave., Clinton, Oklahoma 73601. Ashley said she will be looking at having approximately five total rehearsals for this process, and that the current plan is to have two performances on May 27, a matinee and an evening show with refreshments available and a by donation attendance. 

If you have any other questions regarding these auditions, please feel free to talk to Ashley after the production of Blithe Spirit or email her at