You can’t beat a date-night classic like dinner and a show - but you can give it a twist (brunch and off-Broadway, anyone?) this Valentine’s Day with the Southampton Cultural Center’s presentation of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, complete with brunch or dinner at your choice of some of Southampton’s most fabulous eateries.
A modern favorite that has been performed by icons of the stage and screen from Elizabeth Taylor to Tom Hanks - and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, no less - Love Letters chronicles the life-long romance and relationship between Andrew Makepeace and Melissa Gardner through their letters and postcards. At turns tragic and touching, Love Letters has performed on and off Broadway for over thirty years.
As for the dinner/brunch to pair with the show, the Southhampton Cultural Center has done the work for you, with dinner and bruch packages. Do dinner at the Plaza Cafe for first-class, innovative seafood, or try the locally sourced New American creations at Claude’s at the Southampton Inn. If you’re more of a morning person, try local favorite Fellingham’s - mimosa included - or a banana & Nutella-stuffed French toast back at Claude’s.
You can catch Love Letters on the weekends bracketing Valentine’s Day this year, with evening performances on Friday & Saturday and a matinee each Sunday from February 8-17. General admission tickets are $25, and students can get in for $12. The dinner package is $69 - complete with three-course meal (tax and tip included) and a theatre ticket, and brunch packages range from $32 - $55. Make your reservations on the phone, at the door, or online.