February 2016: This post is to archive information about the production, Love Letters the play: North Bay Stage Company produced “Love Letters” at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts – Feb. 2016 in Santa Rosa, CA — Directed by John DeGaetano
North Bay Stage Company welcomed Special Guests to perform the popular play Feb 12th through the 21st, 2016. First of all, A.R. Gurney's Love Letters features a rotating ensemble of players in the two-person romance. “The play has long been a favorite of guest actors and community notables.” says Broadwayworld nominee and director John DeGaetano. (Bay Area productions of “Les Misérables” and “Evita“), produced by North Bay Stage Company. “Therefore, we're excited to welcome our very special guests each night to perform Love Letters.”
The play, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1990, remains one of theater’s most enduring romances of the past 25 years. In short, the play centers on a lifelong friendship between the unhappy Melissa and the uptight Andrew. As a result, the play is told through a series of letters, notes and card exchanges over 50 years. The production of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, will feature a rotating company of guest stars. “Love Letters” ran Off Broadway in 1989, then on Broadway, and recently again where the rotating casts of actors played the two roles. Coupled with celebrity names in part because their schedules meshed with the production’s minimal demands.
- Featured as shown in image, February 14 at 2:00pm: Will Durst, renowned political satirist, comedian, actor, political humor columnist, and co-host for a radio talk show with former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. Also, Debi Durst, loving wife, Bay Area comedian, actress known for her work in The Nightmare Before Christmas, Monkeybone, and The Day I Grew Up.
- Other celebrity guest performances included : Kelly Kesey and Rod Grainger, Chris Smith and Madeleine Keegan O’Connell, Mike Harris and Cynthia Ermshar, Don Gibble and Kristine Redko.
About Director John DeGaetano
Director, Artist, and Advisor, John DeGaetano has been in musical theatre most of his life. Director credits include productions; Evita, Cats, Pirates of Penzance, Chicago and West Side Story to name a few . He directed one of his own short plays in New York City and a short series in London. John has written several full-length plays and a short selection series of Sherlock Holmes 10 Minute Plays. The works designed for students, thus building experience in performance skills. More information is available on Website or View on Amazon.com or Watch Video Trailer (below). Contact Us.