Struthers, Gallagher to star in Elizabethtown presentation of 'Love Letters'

Holly Tabor

The News-Enterprise

ELIZABETHTOWN —  Emmy Award-winning actress and activist Sally Struthers and nationally syndicated talk show host Mike Gallagher will take the stage in Elizabethtown in April in A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters," a Kentucky Repertory Theatre production.

This moving play employs a cast of two actors to tell the story of privileged members of the smart set, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, through their notes, letters, and cards exchanged over a period of 50 years. While they maintain their separate lives, their letters reveal glimpses of their hopes, ambitions, disappointments and defeats and their complex relationship as it evolves from second grade through middle age.

Struthers is known for her roles with Jack Nicholson in "Five Easy Pieces," and in television sitcoms, particularly that of Gloria Bunker Stivic, the daughter of Archie and Edith Bunker on "All in the Family," and for playing Babette on "Gilmore Girls." Struthers won two Emmy Awards — in 1972 and 1979 — for her work in "All in the Family."

Gallagher, in addition to his talk show, is a Fox News commentator, author and Equity actor who will broadcast his nationally distributed radio program daily from Horse Cave and other performance locations.

The Elizabethtown performance of "Love Letters" will be April 23 at the Historic State Theater. Additional performances are April 20 at the Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville; April 21 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset; April 22 at Van Meter Auditorium in Bowling Green; and April 24 and 25 at Horse Cave Theatre,

Tickets range in price from $30 to $75. To purchase tickets for Love Letters contact the Kentucky Repertory Theatre box office at (800) 342-2177.

Kentucky Repertory Theatre is a not-for-profit professional theater. In 2005 it was named The State Repertory Theatre of Kentucky.

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