Len Cariou, Star of Broadway, Movies and TV, to Launch the 2017 Milford Readers & Writers Festival in the play Love Letters

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Milford, PA- The 2017 Milford Readers & Writers Festival will kick off Friday, September 15th at 7:30 pm at the Milford Theatre with the smash hit Broadway play “Love Letters” featuring Tony and Emmy award-winning actor Len Cariou and his wife, actress, and award-winning author, Heather Summerhayes Cariou. The play by A.R. Gurney was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Love Letters tracks the lifelong correspondence of the staid, dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd, III and the lively, unstable artist Melissa Gardner. The story of their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds from what is written – and what is left unsaid – in their letters.

Len Cariou won the Tony for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and additionally received Tony nods for Applause and A Little Night Music. On TV Cariou currently stars as Henry Reagan, Tom Selleck’s dad, on CBS’ Blue Bloods.

Heather Summerhayes Cariou is the best-selling Author of Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister’s Memoir and a founding member of the Center for Actor’s Study in Toronto. She is also a founding member of the Galaxy Writers Workshop in New Jersey and sits on the Board of the International Women’s Writing Guild.

“Love Letters” recognizes both the Reader and Writer and promises to be a great evening of laughter, drama, and pure entertainment!

A limited number of Festival Passes valid for entry to headliner events on Saturday, September 16th for the conversations with Lee Child, Robin Morgan, Farai Chideya, Patricia Bosworth, Martha Frankel and Stephen Rubin, as well as the Friday evening performance of Love Letters starring Len and Heather Cariou are now on sale at the early-bird price of $125 per pass. The pass also includes entry to the Sunday Science Fiction Panel celebrating Milford’s legacy in science fiction. Festival Pass holders will enjoy exclusive access to an Authors Cocktail Reception at the Hotel Fauchere, where attendees will engage with the headlining authors individually.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the EVENTBRITE LINK and more information about the festival can be found at: http://www.milfordreadersandwriters.com. Individual tickets for the Science Fiction Panel only on Sunday, September 17th, are on sale now for $25 per person (prices for the Pass and the Science Fiction panel will increase on August 15th).

In addition to the ticketed events, the festival also offers a host of free programming and events around Milford that are open to the public, including “Women Writing Their Lives,” “Restaurants that Changed America,” storytelling and children and young adult events at the Pike County Public Library, “Artists Writing about Art”, “Triumph Over Trauma”, poetry, travel writing, Conservation at Grey Towers, a marathon Twilight Zone episodes screening, beer tasting and Science Fiction at the Dimmick Inn, an open-mic event: “RAW After Dark” at Bar Louis, a “pop-up” bookstore, conversations and book-signings with local writers and more.

 

The Milford Readers & Writers Festival is a project of Pike Artworks, Inc., (501-c-3 status pending) organized by a group of community volunteers from the Upper Delaware River Valley region.

 

American theatre wing, Len Cariou and Heather Summerhayes Cariou

Left to Right: Len Cariou and Heather Summerhayes Cariou

 

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