Fall in love with Love Letters

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Following a welcome by the Long’s to the Mansion, Peggy Sweeney-McDonald and Scott Jefferson, along with director Perry Martin will present A.R. Gurney’s award winning play, Love Letters (presented by Dramatists Play Services, Inc. of New York) on Wednesday, February 13 and Thursday, February 14. The show will benefit Preserve Louisiana.

Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar before the show with champagne and desserts served during intermission.

Lynda and Cliff Normand, long time docents of the Old Governor’s Mansion, will play Earl and Rose Long and share tales of the Governors who resided in the Mansion.

Sweeney-McDonald and Jefferson first performed Love Letters twenty-five years ago in New Orleans after appearing in the Tennessee Williams play, Summer and Smoke the same year. In 2012, Jefferson appeared in Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde . . . the popular food monologue show created by Sweeney-McDonald.

Jefferson’s food story also appears in the book authored by Sweeney-McDonald, which was published in 2012 by Pelican Publishing. They are excited to reunite and reprise their Love Letter roles for these special Valentine’s Day performances.

Tickets are $30.00 ($25 for Preserve Louisiana members) and include dessert and champagne during intermission. Limited seating/advanced purchase recommended. For tickets visit the Preserve Louisiana website, preserve-louisiana.org under the events tab on the drop down menu, or call 225-387-2464.

Preserve Louisiana is our statewide preservation organization committed promoting the preservation of Louisiana’s cultural and architectural heritage through education, advocacy and stewardship. For more information visit www.preserve-louisiana.org.

Contributed by Preserve Louisiana