Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise (2023)

Jul 21 - Jul 30 | Helms Theatre

Written by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Jeffrey Meanza

Time, distance, and even war itself, are no match for the power of the pen in this charming, funny, and moving play from award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig. Ludwig captures the love story of his parents, U.S. Army Captain Jack Ludwig and aspiring showgirl Louise Rabiner. The two strangers meet by letter during World War II and embark on a romantic courtship amidst the uncertainty of war. Each time an envelope opens, audiences get a clearer glimpse into a beautiful love story – signed, sealed and delivered straight from the heart.

Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.  

Run Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes including one 15-minute intermission

Content Warning: Contains mild language. This production also contains simulated sounds of and descriptions of war.

Please Note: Due to the small size of this venue, there will be no late seating for this performance. 

Schedule of Performances

Tickets for our 2023 Season start at $15.00 and vary by seating section. We also offer discounts for students and groups of 20 or more.

Tickets on sale June 6, check out the Box Office page for more information.

Seat Map

Creative Team

Jeffrey Meanza


Sasha Schwartz

Scenic Designer

Jess Beyer

Costume Designer

Latrice Lovett

Lighting Designer

Michael Rasbury

Sound Designer

Tovah Close

Dialect Coach


Suzannah Herschkowitz

Louise Rabiner

Jordan Sobel

Jack Ludwig

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Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise

Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise