Directed by Kim MacMillan
This Pulitzer Prize nominated play is a tender, tragicomic, and nuanced examination of the shared memories, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends.
When Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, and Melissa writes a thank-you note in return, a romantic friendship and correspondence is born, destined to last for half a century. Both from affluent, East Coast families (Melissa has more money, but Andy has better parents) the friends communicate with each other through angst-ridden boarding school experiences, European adventures, failed marriages, and the ups and downs of career. Despite painful differences they remain each other’s most trusted confidante, and are “true lovers” on paper, if not on the earth.