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Martin Sheen and Melissa Fitzgerald to Perform Award-Winning Play "Love Letters" by A. R. Gurney

Saturday, May 30, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. PST

 Award-winning actor Martin Sheen

Acclaimed actor Martin Sheen is reuniting with his co-star from the iconic TV series “The West Wing,” NADCP’s own Melissa Fitzgerald, to perform A. R. Gurney’s award-winning two-person play, "Love Letters." This exclusive, one-time-only performance is free to all RISE attendees.

The New York Times has called "Love Letters" an "intimate drama" about love, loss, and the ties that bind us.

Following the play, there will be a panel discussion on the impact of addiction and recovery on relationships.

THE CAST

Martin Sheen is a multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe–winning actor. In 2016, he was inducted into the NADCP Stanley Goldstein Treatment Court Hall of Fame for his decades of advocacy on behalf of treatment courts.

As an actor, Melissa Fitzgerald is best known for her seven-year role as Carol on the television series "The West Wing." In 2013, Melissa joined NADCP as the Director of Justice For Vets. She now leads NADCP's newest initiative, Advancing Justice.

Martin Sheen testifies before the U.S. Senate on behalf of treatment courts.
Martin Sheen testifies before the U.S. Senate on behalf of treatment courts.
Melissa Fitzgerald and Martin Sheen on the set of "The West Wing."
Melissa Fitzgerald and Martin Sheen on the set of "The West Wing."

THE PLAY

Written in 1988 by renowned playwright A. R. Gurney, "Love Letters" tells a powerful story of two people's relationship as chronicled in the letters they write to each other over a span of 50 years. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, "Love Letters" has been celebrated as a poignant examination of the connections that bring us together.

 

"Love Letters" is that rare work whose emotional richness requires no embellishment in order to become a full-bodied theatrical experience.

- The Hollywood Reporter