On opening night of “The Letters,” a packed house witnessed a marvelous piece of art.

“The Letters,” written by John W. Lowell and directed by Anne McNaughton, focuses on two characters: Anna and the Director. It is set in pre-Glasnost Russia in the summer of 1931. Julia Fletcher (Anna) and Norman Snow (the Director) give remarkable performances in their 90 minutes of nonstop acting. Anna and the Director enter a journey of conflict when fighting over sexually compromising letters written by a famous composer.

Although it carries a few laughs, “The Letters” is a drama powered by intimidation and disinformation.

NewPlace Studio Theatre is located at 10950 Peach Grove St., North Hollywood. For more information visit andak.org.