Department of Theater and Dance performing “Love Letters” during Celebration and Reunion Weekend
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Auburn University Theater and Dance presents “Love Letters” as part of its special celebration and reunion weekend, May 13-15 at the Telfair B. Peet Theater.
The weekend of celebration and reunion marks the recent retirement of three valued longtime members of the theater and dance faculty and the Auburn-Opelika community: Professor Emeritus Daydrie Hague, Associate Professor Emeritus Robin Jaffe and Emeritus Professor Dan LaRocque. Among the events included this weekend is a special production of AR Gurney’s “Love Letters,” directed by Ashley Butler, Theater ’93, and featuring Daydrie Hague* and Dan LaRocque.*
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence charts the ups, downs and unpredictable intersections of their lives. Conceived long before the internet and smartphones, Gurney’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work uses the lost art of letter writing to examine how the intimacy of pen and paper can transcend physical and spiritual distance.
This performance will be presented as part of a special celebration of Auburn University theater and dance and reunion weekend and is also open to the public.
The duration of “Love Letters” is approximately 90 minutes with an intermission.
To buy tickets
Tickets for the production of “Love Letters” are available now. Auburn faculty/staff and students receive special promotions for all performances at the Telfair Peet Theater, all you need to do is log on to to unlock your perks.
For more information, visit the Department of Theater and Dance Box Office page.
Take part in the weekend of celebration and reunion
Everyone is invited! Especially if you are a former student of the department; a non-major, friend, or community member who has worked on a show; a patron or donor enjoying a special event; or a friend or colleague of our winners, please consider attending.
Together we will enjoy special get-togethers with friends old and new and hear about opportunities to support scholarships and the work of our new theater and dance department. Among the events included this weekend is the special presentation of “Love Letters.”
For more information on the event, click here.
Friday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, May 14, 1:30 p.m.Sunday May 15, 2:30 p.m.
Ticket prices:General: $16Senior: $12Faculty and staff: $12Season subscribers: $10AU student with ID: freeAuburn non-college student: $12
Find more information online here.
Ticket office hours:• Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.• Saturday evening performances: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.• For matinee performances: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Or call the box office: 334-844-4154
*Actors appear courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and managers in the United States.
“Love Letters” is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc., New York.