Birthday party thank-you notes and summer-camp postcards blossom into a poignant 50-year friendship in A.R. Gurney's Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama Love Letters. After a brief romance as teenagers, Andrew and Melissa go their separate ways yet continue to write each other as one goes on to become a U.S. senator and the other struggles to pursue her dream of being an artist. Now Fountain Hills Theater presents this unique piece of theater that, in Gurney's words, "needs no theatre, no lengthy rehearsal, no special set, no memorization of lines, and no commitment from its two actors beyond the night of performance." Different actor couples will be featured during the run of this funny and meaningful work including Pat and Duffy McMahon, Cory and Mary Jane McCloskey, Jay and Judith Lawrence, Linda and John Kavanagh, and Steven and Erika Hunter, plus and FHT's own artistic managing director Peter J. Hill and choreographer Noel Irick.
Thursday, January 5
Brenda and Kurt Warner New York Times best-selling author Brenda Warner and her husband former quarterback for The Arizona Cardinals and a current TV football analyst Kurt Warner perform.
Friday, January 6
Judith and Jay Lawrence Judith Lawrence, a former USO Entertainer, and Member of Scottsdale, AZ Elks and American Legion Auxiliary, performs with her husband Jay Lawrence, radio and television personality and current member of the Arizona House of Representative
Saturday, January 7
Duffy and Pat McMahon Duffy McMahon, a contributor to the Arizona Republic Opinion Page and regular guest on both radio and television appears along with her husband Pat McMahon, the multi-faceted actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, “The Wallace and Ladmo Show.”
Sunday, January 8
Mary Jane and Cory McCloskey Mary Jane Mcloskey is a singer and actress that has a diverse background from jazz to opera. She appears with her husband, Cory McCloskey who has handled the weather duties on FOX 10 Arizona Morning weekdays from 4:30am to 10am, and during FOX 10 News @ Noon since 2001.
Thursday, January 12
Erika and Stephen Hunter Former NBA and The Phoenix Suns star who is currently the Phoenix Suns’ ambassador to Arizona and his wife Erika perform.
Friday, January 13
Saturday, January 14
Noel Irick and Peter J. Hill Noel Irick, FHT favorite and choreographer and her husband, the Artistic Director of FHT Peter J. Hill perform.
Sunday, January 15
Linda and John Kavanagh Fountain Hills own Mayor performs with her State Senator husband.