What happens when a letter crafted uniquely for one reader is put on stage for all to see? Intimate thoughts laid bare, intended for one, are held up for us like a mirror, making us reflect on our own hearts, lives, desires, and times.
Letters Aloud’s “LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME—letters of longing, loving, and leaving” is by turns steamy, lustful, and sweet. Through these real letters by real people read by great actors from Seattle and Vashon Island, we get a provocative look at the true meaning and nature of love.
Vashon actors reading letters will include: Bruce Morser, Anthony Winkler, Amy Broomhall, Martha Enson, Kevin Joyce, Maria Glanz, Mik Kuhlman, and Darragh Kennan.
Take a trip from the romantically sublime to the pathetically ridiculous! From awkward courtship to horrible breakups to loves of a lifetime and lifetimes of love, we’ve got it all from the likes of Mark Twain, Frida Kahlo, Charles Bukowski, George Carlin, Virginia Woolf, Napoleon Bonaparte, and a sweet kid named Trevor. Reality TV’s got nothing on us!
Letters Aloud was founded as a way to connect a live audience to famous (and infamous) historical figures through their intimate personal correspondence. The eloquence, pathos, and individual experience of history captured in letters is intriguing, instructive, and often hilarious.
“Connoisseurs of other people’s communiques…reciting eloquent missives by renowned figures.” – Misha Berson, Seattle Times
“It makes you reflect on the world and your own life and our personal connection to history.” – Nancy Guppy, host of Seattle Channel’s ArtZone
Saturday, February 15th at 7:30pm
$10 Student, $16 Member, $18 Senior, $20 General