Press Release" "Love Letters" at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Apr. 30, 2023 / Press Release
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“Love Letters” featuring Linda Monchik and John Weltman to be presented at the John Weltman Outdoor Performance Pavilion at Cotuit Center for the Arts on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Cotuit Center for the Arts will present Linda Monchik and John Weltman in “Love Letters” by A. R. Gurney on Saturday, May 20 with a special reception in the art gallery at 3:00 pm followed by the outdoor performance. The event is a special benefit performance for the arts center featuring John Weltman, who funded the beautiful new outdoor performance area that bears his name.

Prior to the performance the Center will host a reception to announce the winners of a love letter contest. Prizes include cash prizes and memberships. For more information about the contest click here.

“Love Letters” was written in 1988 and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. It is a play told in the form of letters exchanged between Melissa Gardner (Monchik) and Andrew Makepeace Ladd, III (Weltman) beginning in kindergarten and continuing over the course of nearly 50 years. They discuss the hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats that they have experienced throughout their separated lives.

The two veteran actors have performed in numerous productions on Cotuit’s main stage and Black Box theaters as well as many other local and regional theaters.

The performance will take place just before sunset on the outdoor stage following the Center’s final “Wine and Music Wednesday” event of the year.

Admission is FREE. Donations Welcome. Audience members are encouraged to dress appropriately for Spring outdoor weather on Cape Cod. Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28 in Cotuit. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 508-428-0669, or visit

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“Love Letters,” with Linda Monchik and John Weltman

Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit

Saturday, May 20, 2023 3pm reception followed by performance


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