Andrew and Melissa are childhood friends who, for decades, keep in touch by writing each other letters.
They lead their separate lives, building careers and relationships, maturing and ageing. Every now and then, one or the other suggest they meet.Show more
Love Letters is a two-hander featuring a celebrated duo of beloved Finnish stage actors, Seela Sella and Esko Roine. Elsewhere, previous productions of the play have featured global superstars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Gerard Depardieu, Mia Farrow, Tom Hanks, and Mel Gibson in the cast.
The nature of the play demands that the actors do not learn it by heart, but that action takes place in the here and now. Cosy memories and wistful longing this will be not; the correspondence is real and alive, it is as ribald as it is funny.
Text A. R. Gurney
Finnish Translation Juha Lehtola
On Stage Esko Roine, Seela Sella
Premiere in Tampereen Teatteri 29 January 2019
39 / 36 / 19 €
1 h 45 min, incl. interval
Performed in Finnish, surtitles in English