A Special Benefit Performance
Performances February 12 through February 14, 2015 at Brunish Theatre, Antoinette Hatfiled Hall, part of Portland'5 Centers for the Arts.
Veteran television and film stars, Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon, are coming to Portland for a benefit performance of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters to benefit Stumptown Stages. Ellen Travolta is the oldest of the six Travolta children, and has appeared in numerous films, including Grease and Lonely Hearts with her brother, John Travolta. Her television credits include Welcome Back Kotter, Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi and Charles in Charge. Jack Bannon is best known for his role of Donovan on the television show Lou Grant and has appeared in numerous series, including Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Murder She Wrote, Designing Women, Magyver, St. Elsewhere and Charlie's Angels.
A.R. Gurney's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, Love Letters, is told through the reading of letters chronicling a lifelong romance and friendship. The play centers on just two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. They sit side by side at tables and read the notes, letters and cards that span over nearly 50 years. They discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats that have passed between them throughout their separated lives.