The good news is that our founder, adapter, composer, and executive producer, Anthony Roberts, has welcomed a healthy baby daughter into his family. The bad news is that now with two young children at home, well, diapers are getting the better of him.

Letters/X is taking a hiatus from our usual production schedule in 2015. 

Don’t worry, though. We’re not breaking up with our loyal Letters/X fans. We’ll be back. In the meantime, keep breaking hearts, keep those breakup submissions coming, and keep an eye on this site and our Facebook and YouTube pages for more news and maybe even a new song or two.

Yours in hilarious heartbreak,


Live on the radio!

Catch us on WBEZ / Chicago Public Radio’s The Morning Shift! Tune in to 91.5FM on Valentine’s morning between 8:50 and 10:00, or listen at 


Opening Night is Tonight! We’ve come a long since the first read-through back in December…

Opening Night is Tonight! We've come a long since the first read-through back in December...

It will be hard to recognize these people when they hit the boards for the first time tonight as we open Letters/X 2014. They have brought innumerable characters to life, and I know this will be a show to remember.

Welcome to our new director, Erica Weiss!

Erica Weiss is thrilled to helm Letters/X 2014! She is a freelance director and also the proud Associate Artistic Director of Chicago’s Route 66 Theatre Company. 

Erica is the director and co-creator of the hit world-premiere production of A Twist of Water, and made her off-Broadway debut directing the play’s New York premiere at 59E59 Theaters. Along with playwright Caitlin Parrish, she was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work for A Twist of Water. For Route 66’s 2014 Season at The Greenhouse Theater Center, Erica will direct the Chicago Premiere of Cicada by Jerre Dye and the world premiere of The Downpour by Caitlin Parrish. She will also co-direct her first feature film.

As a freelance director, recent projects include Making Noise Quietly with Steep Theatre Company, Vigils with The Gift Theatre, and the world premiere of Mahal with Bailiwick Chicago. She served as Assistant Director to Barbara Gaines on Timon of Athens and the Chicago Premiere of Elizabeth Rex at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Erica is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University, where she earned her degree in theatre studies with an emphasis on directing and new play development.

Broken any hearts lately?

If you have any old (or not-so-old) letters, emails, text messages, voicemails, or sky-writing messages from or to your ex, now is the time to share!  We’re collecting material for our 11th show, which will open in early February. Drop us a line at  We promise to change names and any identifying details for the protection of the innocent (and the guilty, for that matter).  


Closing tonight. What a year:

-3 new ensemble members
-10 years for Anthony Roberts
-8 years for Jessica Jane Childs
-5 years for Matty Zaradich
-3 years for Stephanie Clark
-1 AWESOME performance on WBEZ!
-100s of pleased audience members…

Without you, our dear lovelies, that explore this depth of heartbreak each year with us and are brave enough to laugh your asses off, it’s all for nothing. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Chicago. Thank you for being with us. Thank you for being you.Image


Closing Weekend!

Closing Weekend!

It’s that time again: time for LETTERS/X to close! If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, we highly recommend doing so in advance… closing weekend WILL sell out!

Call (773) 935-6100 to grab your seat for the final weekend of Chicago’s favorite stab at love– Letters/X!


Letters/X returns Thursday!

Do you have your tickets yet? Well, better hurry… cause this weekend is headed to SOLD OUT quickly!

Purchase tickets today before they sell out! Call Apollo Theater’s box office at (773) 935-6100.

Letters/X runs Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., through March 2.


Catch us on WBEZ 91.5 FM this Wednesday between 8:50 a.m. and 10 a.m.!

Catch us on WBEZ 91.5 FM this Wednesday between 8:50 a.m. and 10 a.m.!

Wow! Letters/X™ is so pleased to announce we’ll be LIVE with Tony Sarabia on WBEZ’s The Morning Shift this Wednesday, February 13, between 8:50 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Tune in 91.5 FM to hear the ensemble perform live… and a special interview with our adaptor and compser Anthony Roberts!

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