Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal Are Together Again for Love Letters at the Wallis

Love means never having to say “What’s my line?”

On Wednesday, Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal took to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts stage for Love Letters. The play is written by A.R. Gurney, directed by Tony-winning director Gregory Mosher, and stars the two reunited Love Story vets in another touching drama. The applause began when MacGraw and O’Neal walked onstage … holding hands. They then sat at a desk and read their parts which follow the lives of two friends as told through their correspondence between the ages of 7 and 70. I couldn’t take my eyes off them. The standing O commenced as they finished the last letter…both crying. They ended the performance with a kiss.

I didn’t know what to expect, but I wasn’t expecting to be so absurdly happy to see the two actors together again. MacGraw hasn’t performed in over twenty years (and was terrific), and we last saw O’Neal in a reality show with his daughter, Tatum. This performance at the Wallis begins a multi-city tour of the play that will last through June. The run in Beverly Hills is a short one, and ends October 25. Get tickets here.