Letters Aloud: Love Me or Leave Me
UPDATE: On Nov. 19 we made the difficult decision to postpone our live stream performances of Letters Aloud: Love Me or Leave Me, originally scheduled for this weekend (Nov. 20 - 22). Kodiak has seen increasing cases of COVID-19 community spread, and preventive action is required of all of us to stop the spread of the virus and preserve community health.
We will be in touch with all ticket holders to extend your ticket purchase to our new live stream performance date, or to arrange for a refund of your purchase. Please be patient with us through this process.
Rehearsing Letters Aloud in 2020 has reinforced for all of us the importance of human connection and the power of the written word. Over the Holiday season, please take the time to write a handwritten letter (or 2 or 3!) to a loved one.
ORIGINAL POST: Kodiak Arts Council presents the community theatre production Letters Aloud: Love Me or Leave Me, directed by Jessi Marlow.
Take a trip from the romantically sublime to the pathetically ridiculous! From awkward courtship to horrible breakups to loves of a lifetime and lifetimes of love, Love Me or Leave Me explores it all in letters that range from steamy to sweet. Hear from the likes of Mark Twain, Frida Kahlo, Charles Bukowski, George Carlin, Virginia Woolf, Napoleon Bonaparte, and a nice kid who grew up to be Slash.
Featuring an ensemble cast of Kodiak actors, Letters Aloud: Love Me or Leave Me will be run for three live streamed (virtual) performances November 20 - 22. Each performance begins at 7 pm.
Letters Aloud is a moving and poignant portrayal of human connection, and the perfect production for a pandemic world.
This performance is made possible through special arrangement with Letters Aloud theatre company of Seattle, Washington. Kodiak patrons may remember the performance of Letters Aloud: Fame! in November 2016 in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium as part of a statewide tour of Alaska.
Special thanks to the City of Kodiak, Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment on the Arts. Live streaming capabilities have been made possible through a CARES grant from the Kodiak Island Borough.
Tickets for Letters Aloud: Love Me or Leave Me go on sale on Nov. 13.
The Kodiak Arts Council began as a producer of community theatre and we remain today the resident theatre company of the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Our community theatre program is propelled through the services of hundreds of volunteers including artistic directors, musical directors, choreographers, set designers and fabricators, stage managers, costumers, lighting and sound designers, and the performers: actors, singers, and dancers.