The Catholic University of America


Theater: CUA Presents "Love Letters," part of the Hartke Theatre Professional Series


7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11; 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12


The Catholic University of America
Callan Theatre
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.


The Emmy-nominated actress Colleen Zenk-Pinter will return to the school where she received her drama training - The Catholic University of America - to perform in A.R. Gurney's two-person play "Love Letters" as a benefit to fund drama scholarships.

Zenk-Pinter, who has been nominated for two Emmys for her portrayal of Barbara in "As the World Turns," will return to her alma mater with her husband - fellow TV and movie actor Mark Pinter - to together perform Gurney's wry and poignant play that tells the story of a couple who can't live with, or without, each other, and whose lifelong love is only revealed through their letters.

Colleen Zenk-Pinter first began to focus on acting while a drama student at Catholic University from 1971 to 1973. Mark Pinter had a featured role in the 2001 movie "Vanilla Sky," has portrayed memorable, long-running characters on "All My Child" and "Another World," and has been a guest star on many primetime television series.

(During the same weekend, the Pinters also will perform the play at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. The veterans will enjoy the show free of charge.)


Tickets for the benefit performance at Catholic University are $25 each; net proceeds will go exclusively to provide financial assistance to academically excellent undergraduates in CUA's drama department.

For more information, call 202-319-4000 or visit


Department of Drama of The Catholic University of America


For details about covering the performances, contact Katie Lee or Chris Harrison in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.


The CUA Department of Drama has a 65-year history of producing professional actors. Its alumni include Jon Voight, Susan Sarandon, Frances Sternhagen, Philip Bosco (a Tony Award winner for best actor, and a five-time Tony nominee), Susan Anspach, Pat Carroll, Laurence Luckinbill, Henry Gibson (of "Laugh-In" fame), Halo Wines, David Sabin and Colleen Zenk-Pinter.


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Media contact(s):
· Chris Harrison, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600,
· Katie Lee, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600,