Les Vendredi 13 et 27 Novembre, 4 et 11 Décembre 2015 à 19H.
En anglais / In english
This is a play about writing, but also much more. The fascinating interplay between the two characters provides insights into the life of the middle class WASP society in New England between and after the two world wars.
The play centers on two characters, Melissa and Andrew who sit side by side at tables and read the notes, letters and cards, in wich over nearly 50 years, they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats, that have passed between them throughout their separated lives.
A.R. Gurney’s « Love Letters » explores the relationship between a man and a woman solely through their correspondence. The play traces the lifelong correspondence of the small boy, who grows up to be a staid, dutiful lawyer, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the girl, who turns into lively, unstable, raunchy artist Melissa Gardner. The story of their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds from what is written – and what is left unsaid – in their letters. The words are both funny and moving, and the audience comes to know both of them intimately – from their strict WASP upbringing, through love affairs, military service and artistic ambitions and later life political aspirations and personal disasters.
A smash hit both off and on Broadway, as well as in many languages around the world.
Les deux personnages , Melissa et Andrew attablés côte à côte lisent des notes, lettres et cartes , écrites sur près de 50 ans… Ils évoquent leurs espoirs et leurs ambitions , les rêves et déceptions, les victoires et défaites , qui se sont passés entre eux tout au long de leurs vies vécues séparément.