London performance of Love Letters
with Catherine Lawrence as Melissa
London, Ontario - Fountainhead Theatreworks produced A.R. Gurney's highly-acclaimed and widely-produced play Love Letters at the London Museum Theatre this April starring Catherine Lawrence (Survival of the Funniest) and Mike Eizenga (partner at the law firm of Siskind, Cromarty, Ivey & Dowler LLP) in the leading roles.
Catherine was a corporate lawyer with John Labatt Limited and Labatt Ontario Breweries for more than eight years in London and Toronto before making the transition to comedy, (www.survivalofthefunniest.com). Love Letters is a story of a man and woman told through letters to each other. It traces the lifelong correspondence of the staid, dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III (Mike Eizenga) and the lively, unstable artist Melissa Gardner (Catherine Lawrence).
Andrew and Melissa are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters throughout their lives, making it eloquently clear how much they really meant to each other over the years - physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as true lovers can be.
Albert Ramsdell Gurney, less formally known as "Pete," is one of the most prolific and produced playwrights in America. His work focuses primarily on the issues and realities of middle-class life and has been produced on international theatre stages for more than 30 years.
His breakthrough success came in 1982 with The Dining Room. Other award- winning plays include The Perfect Party, Another Antigone, The Cocktail Hour, and A Cheever Evening.
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