Nolan Kennedy, Scarlet Maressa Rivera, & Welland H. Scripps of “Gifts”

Letter of Marque presents Gifts, written and directed by Nolan KennedyRemember O. Henry’s lovely tale The Gift of the Magi, about the poor young couple at Christmastime, who each sacrifice their most precious possession to buy something special for the other’s most precious possession, so in the end they’re both left with a nice accessory for something they no longer have?

Letter of Marque‘s Nolan Kennedy decided to follow that couple, here played by his fellow LOM co-founders Scarlet Maressa Rivera and Welland H. Scripps, into the future, from year to year, as their relationship grows and changes, exploring the meaning of giving, receiving, and what they each really want.

And you can see this lovely, theatrical holiday gem for free, because it’s Letter of Marque, and that’s how they do.

Listen in as Nolan, Scarlet & Welland discuss how & why they built upon O. Henry’s classic, how & why live music and theatrical snow-fall was brought in to the show, and how & why they don’t charge admission.

“The capitalization of theatre minimizes the importance of theatre, not only in history, but in what its potential is now. It severely reduces the potential of how theatre can change…”

Letter of Marque Theater Company presents

Gifts

written & directed by Nolan Kennedy

December 4–21, 2014
Thursdays–Saturdays @8PM
Sundays @ 5PM
Mondays @ 8PM

Access Theater
380 Broadway
Manhattan

tickets: FREE, available via EventBrite

Letter of Marque presents Gifts, written and directed by Nolan Kennedy Letter of Marque presents Gifts, written and directed by Nolan KennedyLetter of Marque presents Gifts, written and directed by Nolan Kennedy, photo by Doug Cala

photo credit for last photo: Doug Cala

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