Romance and the aroma of good food will be in the air when Summit Theatre Group produces Love Letters at The Stanley Historic Events Space at the end of October.
Love Letters by A. R. Gurney is the moving story of a lifelong relationship between a man and a woman told through the letters they write to each other. They grow from impetuous eight year olds to mature adults in this unique and inventive show. Jon Tucker and Dave Owens will perform special music before and during the show. Playing the parts of Andy and Melissa are Chad Burris and Emily Davenport.
The production, directed by Ben Martin, will be a dinner theater on October 24-27 in the new Aspen Room of The Stanley Historic Events Space, at 25 SE Third St.
Doors open and a full multi-course buffet dinner begin at 6 p.m. The performance of the play will begin at 7 p.m. However, in a matinee on Oct. 27 a pair of guest performers, John Beaudoin, publisher of the Lee’s Summit Journal, and Trisha Drape, Executive Director of Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, will step in to play the roles during a special matinee performance. Dinner that day begins at 3:30 p.m. (right after the Chiefs game) and the show begins at 5 p.m.
Tickets are $32 for adults and $30 for seniors, 60 and over, or students. They can be ordered online at www.summittheatregroup.com or at Lee’s Summit Hy-Vee stores. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be available at the door on the day of the performance.
Even as STG prepares its last show of this season, it is looking ahead to the 2014 season, and will hold a public announcement party at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24 at The Emaline Ballroom, 616 SW Third St. Snacks, drinks and fun will be featured leading up to the big moment when the season will be revealed.