Department of Theatre and Dance presenting 'Love Letters' during celebration and reunion weekend

Published: May 10, 2022

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Auburn University Theatre and Dance presents “Love Letters” as part of its special Celebration and Reunion Weekend, May 13-15 at the Telfair B. Peet Theatre.

The celebration and reunion weekend marks the recent retirement of three long-time, treasured members of the Department of Theatre and Dance faculty and the Auburn-Opelika community: Professor Emerita Daydrie Hague, Associate Professor Emeritus Robin Jaffe and Professor Emeritus Dan LaRocque. Among the events included this weekend is a special production of A.R. Gurney's “Love Letters,” directed by Ashley Butler, theatre '93, and featuring Daydrie Hague* and Dan LaRocque.*

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence charts the highs, lows and unpredictable intersections of their lives. Conceived during a time long before the internet and smartphones, Gurney's Pulitzer Prize-finalist work employs the lost art of letter writing to examine how the intimacy of pen and paper can transcend both physical and spiritual distance.

This performance will be presented as part of a special Auburn University Theatre and Dance Celebration and Reunion Weekend and is also open to the public.

The run time for “Love Letters” is approximately 90 minutes with one intermission.

Buy tickets

Tickets for the production of “Love Letters” are available now. Auburn faculty/staff and students receive special promotions to all performances at the Telfair Peet Theatre, all you have to do is login at  to unlock your benefits.

For more information, go to the Department of Theatre and Dance’s Ticketing Page.

Participate in the Celebration and Reunion Weekend

Everyone is invited! Especially if you are a former student of the department; a non-major, friend or community member who worked on a show; a patron or donor who enjoys a special event; or a friend or colleague of our honorees, please consider attending.

Together we will enjoy special gatherings with friends old and new and hear about opportunities to support student scholarships and the work of our newly christened Department of Theatre and Dance. Among the events included this weekend is the special presentation of “Love Letters.”

For more information about the event, click here.


Friday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, May 14, 1:30 p.m.Sunday, May 15, 2:30 p.m.

Ticket prices:General: $16Senior citizen: $12Faculty and staff: $12Season subscribers: $10AU student with ID: FreeNon-Auburn University student: $12

Find more information online here.

Box Office hours:• Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.• On Saturday evening performances: 6-8 p.m.• For matinee performances: 1-3 p.m.

Or call the Box Office: 334-844-4154

*The actors appear through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

“Love Letters” is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc., New York.

Submitted by: Charlotte Tuggle