Love Letters, a powerful play about a romance realised through letters, will not be showing in Abu Dhabi as advertised. The American playwright AR Gurney's work was due to show at The Officer's Club in Abu Dhabi on February 5th.
The version of the play showing in the UAE was directed by Ian Talbot and during its run in Dubai last week starred the American actress Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart) and the American/British actor David Soul (Starsky and Hutch).
As The National sat with both Stephanie Powers and David Soul in their Dubai hotel a day before the scheduled performance in Abu Dhabi, the pair were excited about their trip to the capital and to present Love Letters there. The reason for the cancellation is due to "unforseen circumstances". Soul did however, injure his foot due to a fall while here, for which he had to visit a local hospital and was evidently still recovering. Organisers said there will be no other scheduled performance and that refunds can be obtained through the outlet where the tickets were purchased.
First performed in 1988 in Connecticut, Love Letters, which features two main characters, has become a favourite for many celebrities to tackle, including Elizabeth Taylor, Christopher Reeve, Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels and James Earl Jones.