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by Ken Ludwig

August 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:00pm
August 20 and 27 at 6:00pm

Helen Hayes Award Winner! 2020 Best New Play!

When two strangers meet by letter during World War II, a love story begins. U.S. Army Captain Jack Ludwig, a military doctor stationed in Oregon, begins writing to Louise Rabiner, an aspiring actress and dancer in New York City, hoping to meet her someday if the war will allow. But as the war continues, it threatens to end their relationship before it even starts.  

Two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig tells the joyous, heart-warming story of his parents’ courtship during World War II, and the results are anything but expected.

“An intimate play with tremendous breadth... Ken Ludwig’s "Dear Jack, Dear Louise" plumbs the depths of human courage, commitment, and connection when the world and your heart are at stake.” - DC Metro Theater Arts

"The lasting impression of “Dear Jack, Dear Louise” is the resilience of these two young people who forge a beautiful bond despite the constant fear and uncertainty of the war they are living through. A funny, heartwarming, romance." - Chicago Tribune

"If you could use a tale of true love enduring in the face of tremendous obstacles, "Dear Jack, Dear Louise" has you covered. Ken Ludwig's warm, gently comedic World War II-set epistolary rom-com is a soft-focus balm that'll have you rooting for both the Army medic and the aspiring showgirl of the title." - Daily Herald

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