The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will present Love Letters by A.R. Gurney at 8 p.m. Friday, September 23 at the Silver Center for the Arts on Main Street in Plymouth.
The performance is a fund-raising event for theatre student scholarships.
Theatre faculty Elizabeth Cox and Paul Mroczka portray the roles of Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Tracing the lifelong correspondence of a staid, dutiful lawyer, Makepeace, and a lively, unstable artist, Gardner; the story of their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds from what is written, and what is left unsaid, in their letters.
Elizabeth Cox earned her M.F.A. in acting at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, where she taught acting and drama appreciation. She has performed with Tony-Award nominee Anne Pitoniak and has acted professionally in New England, North Carolina and West Virginia.
Paul Mroczka has been associate director and playwright-in-residence at Theatre By the Sea and has directed for North Country Center for the Arts, Pontine Movement Theatre, The Theatre of Newburyport and the Palace Theatre among others. His interactive planetarium show, Pathfinders, is running at the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in Concord.
The performance is directed by Heather Hamilton, theatre adjunct faculty member. Hamilton has directed and acted in plays throughout New England and Virginia . She is executive director for The Little Church Theater and artistic director for the Sandwich Players. She was the recipient of the 2004 N.H. Theater Award for best professional actress.
Tickets are $10 adult/$8 senior and youth/ $5 PSU students at the Silver Center Box Office, (603-535-ARTS.) Box office hours are Monday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m.