Playwright A.R. Gurney has made a career chronicling the waning traditions of upper-class WASPS. First there was the formality of the dining room and, in 1989’s Love Letters, he wrote of a lifelong relationship as seen through the dying art of correspondence.
Who knew two people, an older man an older woman, sitting at a table, wearing reading glasses and reading letters could be so entertaining?
It’s been 44 years since the movie Love Story featured Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw, and now we have those two iconic stars back again, right here in Ft. Lauderdale.
Face it: Some, maybe most of the crowd came to see Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal, or actually to catch up with the iconic lovers from the 1970 tearjerker Love Story that is a touchstone in the lives of many Boomers.
From the moment Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal stepped on to the stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale there was a warmth exchanged between the actors and audience that lasted until the actors took their bows and walked offstage.It was if all were old friends seeing each other after a long time.
Oscar nominated stars of the 1970s film Love Story are reunited decades later for the broadway play Love Letters.
An enduring, complicated love story is playing out on the main stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts this week as Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw begin their national tour in A.R. Gurney’s play Love Letters.
Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw, co-stars of the 1970’s classic movie Love Story, star in the uniquely and imaginative reading of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, a clever and daring piece that earned him a nomination for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama category.