Stars shine in Love Letters

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre's Pulitzer Prize nominated drama Love Letters runs to March 30.

Bruce Greenwood and Janet Wright star in Blue Bridge Theatre's Love Letters.

Bruce Greenwood and Janet Wright star in Blue Bridge Theatre's Love Letters.

Victoria’s Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre is in the midst of a run of  A.R. Gurney’s Pulitzer Prize nominated drama Love Letters.

The show, which runs until March 30 at the McPherson Playhouse, stars Canadian Hollywood star Bruce Greenwood alongside Canadian television icon Janet Wright.

Greenwood is known for his appearances in Star Trek, Double Jeopardy, The Core, Thirteen Days, Capote, Eight Below, Firehouse Dog and, most recently, alongside Denzel Washington in Flight.  He has also played prominent roles in a trio of award winning Canadian films by Atom Egoyan: Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter and Ararat.

He is joined by Wright – star of stage, television and film – who has appeared at many of the major theatres across Canada including Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre and Ontario’s Stratford Festival.

Two seasons ago she starred as Ma Joad in the Stratford Festival’s critically acclaimed production of The Grapes of Wrath. Though she is best known for her successful portrayal of Emma Leroy on CTV’s Corner Gas (2004-09), Wright has also appeared in many prominent films including Robert Altman’s McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Bordertown Café, and A Perfect Storm with George Clooney.

“I am delighted to be working again with two of my favourite actors,” said Brian Richmond, Blue Bridge artistic director and director of Love Letters.

Having directed both Greenwood and Wright in a cross-country tour of the Canadian Musical Cruel Tears in the mid-1970s, Richmond is an ardent fan of both Greenwood’s and Wright’s talents. “It is wonderful to have watched their work over the decades and to have an opportunity to work with them on this superb piece of writing,” he said.

“Victoria audiences are in for a thrill,” Richmond added. “This is a rare opportunity to see two of our country’s finest actors rejoin their creative energies at the height of their careers.”

Love Letters is at the McPherson Playhouse until March 30. Tickets can be purchased individually, or at a special price by buying a Blue Pass for two plays or more to the company’s upcoming season.

For Blue Passes call the Blue Bridge office at 250-385-4462. For single tickets call the McPherson box office at 250-386-6121, go to rmts.bc.ca or visit the McPherson box office in Centennial Square.

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