Dear Jack, Dear Louise

dear jack and louise

Ken Ludwig’s
Dear Jack, Dear Louise

U.S. Army Captain Jack Ludwig, a military doctor stationed in Oregon, begins writing to Louise Rabiner, an aspiring actress and dancer in New York City, hoping to meet her someday if the war will allow. But as the war continues, it threatens to end their relationship before it even starts. Tony Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig (Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Lend Me a Tenor) tells the joyous, heartwarming true story of his parents’ courtship during World War II and the results are anything but expected.

“An affecting love letter to unlikely romance... a poignant, funny tribute to the enduring power of human connection.” – The Washington Post

“Ludwig's play, though about a particular moment in his personal history as well as our collective history, also resonates today. Dear Jack, Dear Louise is a moving, funny, and heartbreaking reminder of what we should strive to become, individually and as a country.” – BroadwayWorld

“Moving and cinematic... The play, based on the correspondence of Ludwig’s parents-to-be, crackles with humor and real feeling.” – DC Theatre Scene

“An intimate play with tremendous breadth... Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise plumbs the depths of human courage, commitment, and connection when the world and your heart are at stake.” – DC Metro Theater Arts

“Strikes the touchstones of the online dating age with uncanny precision.” – The Washington Post