BATH — Studio Theatre of Bath will keep alive an annual tradition that dates to 1993 by staging “Love Letters” on Valentine’s Day.

The production will revive for one night only, with the curtain rising at 7: 30 p. m. Tuesday in the Curtis Room of the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St.

Thom Watson and Suzanne Rankin star in this two-person drama. They play Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, whose story of romance is told in the reading of letters written over a period of 50 years.

“Their relationship begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards,” Wayne Otto, a Studio Theatre of Bath actor and director, wrote. “ Later they become romantically attached and continue to exchange notes throughout boarding school and college — where Andy excels at Yale and law school and Melissa flunks out of a series of ‘good’ schools.

“The story follows Melissa and Andy through war, success, failure and adulthood — and all the good and bad that comes with it. It is simplistically staged but stays true to the complexities of any relationship.

“Written by A. R. Gurney, ‘Love Letters’ is an evocative, touching and frequently funny play in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.”

Tickets will be available at the door only on a “pay what you can” basis, with a suggested donation of $10. Proceeds benefit the Studio Theatre of Bath, a nonprofit community theater.

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