Why stick with the tired cliché of candy and flowers on Valentine's Day when you and your loved one could enjoy an evening of food, wine, music and theater in an elegant 1930s setting.
Valentine's Day Dinner Theater” offers couples a unique opportunity to spend a romantic evening out on Feb. 14.
Tickets for the one-day-only event are $50, and include a four-course meal with wine, music by Stacey Savino and a jazz quartet, as well as a performance of A.R. Gurney's “Love Letters.” Tickets should be purchased in advance by calling (409) 543-4915.
The event begins at 7 p.m. with dinner and the play begins at 8 p.m.
“Love Letters” is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated play which centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner (Roxane Gray) and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III (Eric Meadows), who read the notes, letters and cards that have passed between them over the years.
"It is such a wonderful play for an event like this," organizer Ramona Young said. "It shows a couple who have been in love for nearly 50 years. In their letters, they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats.
"It is a very romantic play guaranteed to bring couples closer together."
The event will be held in the historic Beaumont Women's Club at 575 Magnolia. Built in 1909, it has been redesigned in 1930s style and is on the National Historic Register.
“The setting just adds to the romance," Young said. "It is the perfect way for a couple to spend an evening together.”
For more information, visit the Facebook page at Valentine’s Day Dinner Theatre.