GH’S MARY BETH EVANS & STEPHEN NICHOLS:
Though romance may not currently be in bloom for their General Hospital characters, Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans (Stefan and Kathrine) are in love — Love Letters, that is. The performance, March 23 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine, Calif., benefits the Aliso Academy for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
The two performed the play several years ago at a different venue, but decided to reprise their roles to raise money for a good cause. Evans says, “The Aliso Academy is a wonderful school, and my sister (Debbie Evans) is one of its co-founders. This is our way of helping.”
Nichols concurs, adding that the play, which uses letters to recall a star-crossed couple’s romance, is “a beautiful piece to watch, listen to and perform.” The opportunity to star opposite Evans is simply the icing on the cake. “In the play, the two characters have a lot of history together,” he notes. “Mary Beth and I have a lot of history, too. It’s easier to do this play with someone you know really well.”
“Stephen and I connect with each other. We trust each other,” Evans adds. “So we’re never afraid to experiment or try different things. We know neither one of us will laugh at the other.”
Another Days alum, Richard Biggs (ex-Marcus Hunter), directs the performance.