Just one evening after Cupid’s holiday, a romantic love story will take to the spotlight in an event aimed to provide dinner and entertainment while raising funds for a community project known as the Circle of Love.
The play “Love Letters” — an A.R. Gurney Pulitzer Prize play — will be the entertainment of the evening when Carolyn and Rick Rodgers perform the two-person play at the dinner and theatre combo event set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club.
“Love Letters” tells the story of a 50 year correspondence between childhood friends that turns into love. Although physically apart, they remain spiritually close as only true lovers can be.
The evening will feature a cash bar and silent auction. Carolyn Rodgers, who serve as the chair for the Duncan Enhancement Trust Authority, said some items from Rick, who is a wood carver, among other items will be available for auction.
Rodgers said all the funding from this will go to the Circle of Love project, which will be located in Fuqua Park.
The Circle of Love project, aimed to create a community gathering point, will be a 35 foot diameter circle built from pavers with a granite heart and circle in the middle. The project will include a seating wall on one side and a wooden pergola on the other and will serve as a place community members can host weddings, vow renewals, classes, yoga, Thai chi, prayer groups, photoshoots and more. Special events can be scheduled through the Stephens County Historical Museum when the Circle of Love opens, otherwise it will be open to anyone wanting to use it.
Other features will include area landscaping, including a planting bed behind the Pergola and crapemyrtles, and electricity on each end of the seating wall and the pergola, making it easy for set up for musical instruments, lights, microphones and more.
For more information, contact Carolyn Rodgers at 580-467-2167.