For two evenings this month, two well-known Hopewell Borough couples will be performing A.R. Gurney’s show Love Letters at the Off-Broadstreet Theatre in Hopewell Borough. The sensational script shares letters between two star crossed friends spanning a lifetime.
The unique casting includes Hopewell Borough’s mayor, Paul Anzano, and his wife Christine O’Brien on the first night and Sky and Liza Morehouse for the second performance.
Anzano is Hopewell Borough’s mayor and his wife Christine works for a non-profit company. Anzano, also an attorney, has held the office of mayor for 9 years. Living in town for 13 years, the couple has two school-age children.
After years of being subscribers and supporters of Off-Broadstreet Theatre, the Morehouses now find themselves investors in the newly renovated Hopewell Playhouse. Sky owns Morehouse Engineering and Liza gives hours of her time supporting local organizations including D& R Greenway Land Trust, Morven Museum and the Hopewell Library. The Morehouses have two adult children.
Each pair of performers will bring unique qualities to the show. Their interpretations will be slightly different and their reactions varied.
The event is part of a series of happenings being held by Off-Broadstreet as they settle into the new space. After Love Letters, The Hazelrigg Brothers will be performed on Sunday, April 17 at 2:30pm and The Charlie Wheeler Band Friday on April 22 at 8:00pm. Off-Broadstreet’s Dessert Theatre will start again in May.
Performances of Love Letters are Friday April 15 and Saturday, April 16. Shows will begin at 8pm, doors open for seating at 7:30pm. There will be light refreshments for sale. This event is free but please call Off-Broadstreet at (609) 466-2766 for reservations. Off-Broadstreet Theatre at The Hopewell Playhouse is located at 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ.