FEBRUARY 9-10, 7:30pm
Two of Hampton Roads favorite actors, Chris Hanna and Julie Fishell, perform this touching story of lifelong love as a staged reading fundraiser for Virginia Stage.
Explore the relationship between these friends through heartfelt notes and letters as they grow up together and apart in this Pulitzer Prize-nominated play. This poignant story of friends who never lose their timeless connection is perfect for a date or ladies night out.
Chris Hanna serves as Artistic Director Emeritus at Virginia Stage Stage Company, where he has directed over thirty productions in the Company’s history. He is a Professor and Director of the Theatre at Old Dominion University, where his has production history is also extensive. He served on the founding faculty of the Governor’s School of the Arts, is a past recipient of the Cultural Alliance’s Artistic Leadership Award, and presently serves on the Board of Directors for Zeiders’ American Dream Theatre Outside Hampton Roads, Chris has served as Resident Director for the Juilliard School Drama Division, as Artistic Associate of the Chautauqua Theater Company, on the Graduate faculty of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and on the play development staffs of both the New York Shakespeare Festival and London’s Royal Court Theater. Chris’ most recent onstage performance was as Sigmund Freud in Freud's Last Session at Tidewater Stage. He holds an MFA from the University of California, San Diego, and is a member of the professional director’s union, Society of Directors and Choreographers.
Julie Fishell is honored to return to VSC having previously appeared as Lizzie in The Rainmaker, Louka in Arms and the Man, Linda in Death of a Salesman and Julianna in The Other Place, all directed by Chris Hanna. Julie has appeared Off-Broadway, Regionally and with National and International Tours. Select roles include Amanda in Private Lives, Prospero in The Tempest, Kate in All My Sons, Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Charlotte in A Little Night Music and Winnie in Happy Days. Ms. Fishell currently teaches at the University of California at Santa Barbara following 23 years of performing, directing and teaching with PlayMakers Repertory Company and the Department of Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. Memberships - Actor’s Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, National Alliance of Acting Teachers.
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Support VIRGINIA STAGE & the Arts in Hampton Roads by attending Love Letters!
General Admission $35
Premium Admission $100,
includes Artist Reception following the show on Saturday