Love Letters

A Play By A.R. Gurney
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Childhood sweethearts maintain a lifelong correspondence that supports them both through years of life's many joys and disasters. 


A.R. Gurney's two-character play is a humorous and emotional story of love’s powerful connection. Love Letters 

follows the relationship between a studious and stoic man, Andy and a free-spirited woman, Melissa both born to wealth and position, as chronicled in the letters they write to each other. Romantically attached, for almost half a century, two lifelong, complicated friends discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and missed opportunities. 

A play in two acts. 90-minutes with intermission.

About Anne Marilyn Lucas

Anne began her acting and singing career at age five, and since then has been a university drama professor, director and playwright. She received a diploma from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England (alongside classmate Julian Fellowes) and studied voice at The Royal College of Music. Anne has an MFA from Boston University in Theatre Education with an emphasis on Directing and an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis on Stage and Screen, from Lesley University.


As an actress she has worked in London, NYC, Boston and Cleveland 

performing in theatre, TV and film. Northshore audiences have seen her perform at The Marblehead Little Theatre in musicals which she has created for over ten years.


Today, her primary career focus is as a playwright. FROM SILENCE has been played in Boston, NYC, Gloucester Stage and currently at Cottey College. RECOVERY has been played in NYC, Boston metro, and will be done in Greece this spring. RECOVERY was submitted for the Pulitzer Prize in 2019. At the House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA, Anne has written and directed A Classic Christmas, Dearest Dove, and The Legacy of the Hanging Judge with Spirits of the Gables. Anne has directed The Diary of Anne Frank, The Fantastiks, Side by Side by Sondheim, Jacques Brel is Alive and Living in Paris, and Kat(i)e and J(awh)n. She wrote and directed Richard Rodgers, The Sound of His Music, Irving Berlin Loves America, Gershwin/Porter, Who Could Ask for Anything More, The Best of Broadway, and The World of Kander and Ebb.


Anne has taught and directed at the high school and college level. She was a professor in the Theatre Department at Salem State University for ten years, where she also directed JB, The Women’s Theatre Project, The Fantastiks, and I Hate Hamlet.


About John Archer

A philanthropist, preservationist and a long-time performer and supporter of the arts, John Archer is also an award-winning painter, Drawing teacher, President of the Danvers Arts Association, and owner of Archer Insurance of Beverly MA. John has performed as an actor and singer in numerous theatres and venues throughout the North Shore, including Peabody's Black Box, Marblehead Little Theatre, Glen Magma Farms, and Larcom Theatre.