1. David Hedison To Appear In 'Love Letters' At Monmouth University

    By Devin Zydel on 2007-04-09

    David Hedison, the only actor to appear as Felix Leiter twice in the James Bond series (Live And Let Die and Licence To Kill), will be appearing on stage in Love Letters this upcoming August at Monmouth University.

    For full details:

    Love Letters
    By A.R. Gurney

    Pollak Theatre
    Monmouth University
    West Long Branch, NJ

    All Tickets – $45
    August 3 and 4 – 8 p.m.
    August 5 – 7 p.m.

    Our second and final offering of this abbreviated season will be A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, starring stage and screen veteran David Hedison (The Young and the Restless, Another World, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, License to Kill) and Nancy Dussault (Too Close for Comfort, first host of Good Morning America).

    With a career spanning over 50 years in the industry, Mr. Hedison returns to Monmouth ten years after a successful run of Blithe Spirit at the Woods Theatre in 1997.

    Love Letters is the story of Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years–where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However, Andy’s last letter, written to her mother after Melissa’s untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the year–physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.

    Monmouth University is located at 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764-1898. For further information, phone 732-571-3400 or click here to visit the official website.

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