The Letters


The Letters by John W. Lowell, and directed by John Vreeke, takes place in an office in 1930’s Soviet Union. The Director calls Anna, a bureaucratic functionary, into his office, and a tense verbal and psychological cat and mouse game ensues. It represents a vivid slice of paranoid life under Stalin and the effort to edit/suppress/censor the writings of prominent artists. Based on the real life Soviet efforts to edit the sexually frank letters of Tchaikovsky. An intense psychological drama: still timely, still universal, perfect for our intimate theatre setting. Featuring two of MetroStage’s favorite actors: Susan Lynskey seen at MetroStage in The Girl in the Goldfish Bowl and Ghost-Writer (Helen Hayes nomination), and Michael Russotto seen here in Rough Crossing, and Lonely Planet.

Presented by MetroStage

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$50 - $55

Discount Tickets Available active military and student discounts (must call theatre box office)

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Box Office Phone: 703-548-9044

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/15/2015 - 06/14/2015
Sunday 3:00pm7:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 8:00pm--
Thursday 8:00pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 3:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates
Performer Role
Susan Lynskey Anna
Michael Russotto Director
Production Personnel
John Lowell
John Vreeke
Costume Designer
Ivania Stack
Set Designer
Giorgos Tsappas
Sound Designer
Aaron Fensterheim
Lighting Designer
Alex Keen


1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Getting There

  • Braddock Road (Blue/Yellow Lines)


  • Free onsite parking
  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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