The May River Theatre Co. opens its 17th season with A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” taking the stage May 2-5 to tug at the funny bone and the heartstrings. The play follows two childhood friends and their life-long correspondence. It’s full of shared nostalgia, missed opportunities and deep closeness.
“Love Letters” establishes the characters without the aid of set, costume or movement. It stars Daniel and Debbie Cort, who headlined May River Theatre’s productions of “The Pajama Game,” “Man of La Mancha” and “The Addams Family.”
The nonprofit May River Theatre was closed for 18 months while Bluffton Town Hall underwent renovation. theater founders Jodie and Ed Dupuis and director Bob McCloskey have long had “Love Letters” on their wish list and it seemed appropriate to reopen with this strong showing.
Showtimes are 7 p.m. May 2-4 and 2 p.m. May 5. Tickets are $27 and are available by calling the theater at 843-815-5581 or at www.mayrivertheatre.com. To donate to the theater, send checks to The May River Theatre Co., P.O. Box 1674, Bluffton, SC 29910.