Carol Burnett, Brian Dennehy Star in Fundraiser for AUSB Scholarships

Veteran actors Carol Burnett and Brian Dennehy starred on Sunday, January 17, in a local one-day only sold-out performance of the play Love Letters, a beloved valentine to long-lasting relationships, at the New Vic Theatre. Carol and Brian reprised the roles they previously performed on Broadway as Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, two characters whose lives intertwine with varying degrees of intimacy from grade school through their senior years in this work by playwright A.R. Gurney.

Antioch University Santa Barbara produced the event and raised over $130,000 to benefit the university’s Susan Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund. Susan Smith was an AUSB trustee and Brian Dennehy’s longtime agent and dear friend.

After the performance, both Carol and Brian mingled with the audience onstage while enjoying light snacks and wine.

For photos from the event, please visit AUSB’s Facebook page.

Published on January 19, 2016

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