Full Length Musical
Time Period - 1950s
Settings Of Play - Maine, summer 1955
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre
This soul stirring journey of renewal begins on a Maine summer night in 1955. Gwen appears to rent a cottage from Amy and her wheelchair bound brother Stan. She is venturing into a new life following the death of her mother, whom she nursed. On a whim, Amy places a "Wanted to Correspond" ad, but her notions of romance backfire when only Stan responds. Just when things get out of hand, longing, love and loyalty conspire to open new doors for all in this seamless blend of well developed characters and memorable songs by the noted pop artist.
"An inspiring fable ... [with] a richly romantic score." - New York Times
"Possesses a charm and literacy and attention to character all too rare in modern musicals.... Manchester's aching melodies, tinged with autumnal fire, are matched by rich, poetic lyrics." - Chicago Sun Times
"Moving and tuneful.... An altogether delightful charmer." - New York Post
"Almost "Letter' perfect." - North Shore Sunday
"Engrossing "Letter' delivers." - Boston Globe
I Sent a Letter to My Love premiered in New York City at Primary Stages in 1995. It was directed by Pat Birch.