by A.R. Gurney
Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Hartung Theater
Veteran actors Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon, both with illustrious careers in stage, film and TV, will perform “Love Letters” on April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hartung Theater on the University of Idaho campus. This special event is a fundraiser for Idaho Repertory Theater, the University of Idaho's Department of Theatre Arts’ professional theatre company in residence.
“Love Letters” is a romantic comedy drama by A.R. Gurney that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play centers on two characters, Melissa and Andrew, who read the notes, letters and cards they have shared during their long-distance friendship of nearly 50 years.
This will be the first time that Travolta and Bannon have performed on the Palouse or Lewiston/Clarkston area.
“Theatre has the power to change lives,” said Travolta, who has been a long-time supporter of Idaho Repertory Theatre. “The arts are the way we express ourselves and with technology it’s easy to forget how to communicate.”
While this will be the first time Travolta and Bannon have graced the stage in our area, the couple is no stranger to “Love Letters.”
They’ve performed “Love Letters” for Interplayers Professional Theatre in Spokane and garnered rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.
“You can’t imagine how much truth, how much emotion, and how many unspoken thoughts can be conveyed through two people’s letters. Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon are nothing short of brilliant,” wrote Jim Kershner in the Spokesman Review.
Starring Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon
Join us for this special evening. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with beverages available and complimentary desserts before the show and during intermission. Stay for a "Talk Back" with Ms. Travolta and Mr. Bannon, directly following the performance.
$25 general public
$10 students with ID
Tickets available at the door or in advance at:
the UI Theatre Office, Shoup Hall (2nd Floor) - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cash or check only.
For more information please call 208-885-6465.