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.

Community Theatre

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. 

Community Theatre Productions Archive

The Crucible, Directed by Jared Griffin, October & November, 2019

Newsies, Directed by Lissa Woodbury Jensen, March 2019 

The MousetrapDirected by Mike Wall, November 2018 

Mary PoppinsDirected & Choreographed by Lissa Woodbury Jensen, March 2018

It Happens Every Summer, Directed by Jared Griffin, November 2017

The Music ManDirected by Veronica Costa-Bolton, March 2017

The Nutcracker, Directed by Jenny Stanford, December 2016

TarzanDirected & Choreographed by Lissa Woodbury Jensen, March 2015

The Nutcracker, Directed by Molly Brodie, December 2013

M*A*S*H*, Directed by Jared Griffin & Mike Wall, October 2013

Man of La Mancha, Directed by Jenny Stevens, March 2013

Messiah, Directed by Jenny Stevens, December 2011

Beauty and the Beast,  Directed by Veronica Costa-Bolton & Jenny Stevens, March 2011

The Nutcracker,  December 2010

Camelot, Directed by Jenny Stevens & Veronica Costa-Bolton, March 2008

The Nutcracker, Directed by Alexandr Savinov, December 2007

Little Shop of Horrors, Directed by Veronica Costa-Bolton & Jenny Stevens, March 2006

The Odd Couple, Directed by Pat Szabo, May 2006

Joy, Directed by Jenny Stevens, December 2005

The Nutcracker, Directed by Molly Brodie, December 2004

Pippin, Directed by Veronica Costa, March 2004

Peter Pan, Directed by Rod Molzahn, March 2003

Crazy for You, Directed & Choreographed by Lissa Woodbury Jensen, April 2002

The Nutcracker, December 2001

Shadowlands, Directed by Gary Stevens, November 2001

King Island ChristmasDirected by Jenny Stevens, December 2000

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Directed by Lissa Woodbury Jensen, April 2000

Jesus Christ Superstar, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1998

Noises Off, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1997

The King and I, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1997

An Inspector Calls, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1997

Forever Plaid, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1996

Kiss Me Kate, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1996

Much Ado About Nothing, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1996

South Pacific, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1995

Love Letters, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1995

Murder Takes a Holiday, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1995

The Caine Mutiny, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1995

Nunsense!, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1994

Guys & Dolls, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1994

The Diary of Anne Frank, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1994

Brigadoon, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1993

Quilters, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1992

Fiddler on the Roof, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1992

A My Name is Alice, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1991

Luther, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1991

Hello Dolly, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1991

A Christmas Carol, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1990

My Fair Lady, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1990

Annie, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1989

Sound of Music, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1988

The Music Man, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1987

Kodiak Arts Council 
PO Box 1792, Kodiak AK 99615
907-486-5291

Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium
722 Mill Bay Road Kodiak Alaska 99615

 

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