Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director and director of Love Letters, Kelli O'Hara, and Alec Baldwin (Photo: Stephen Emerick)
Alec Baldwin and Kelli O'Hara starred in Westport Country Playhouse's Spring Gala performance of A. R. Gurney's play, "Love Letters," on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. The one-night-only fundraising event honored the memory of playwright A. R. "Pete" Gurney, who was a consistent contributor to the Playhouse stage, with 21 works produced there from 1980 through 2016. Gurney died last June at age 86.
The production was helmed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.
"Love Letters" is a unique and imaginative theater piece comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. The play was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
Spring Gala proceeds benefit the non-profit 501(c) (3), professional, producing theater, now in its 88th season - its work on stage, with schools, and throughout the community.
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