Daytime veteran Tonja Walker (Marie, GUIDING LIGHT; Nancy, PASSIONS; ex-Alex, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) will guest star in the Off-Broadway play You’ve Got Hate Mail on Friday, August 5. The comedy, performed every Friday night at the Triad Theatre in New York City, takes a hilarious look at sexting, lies and laptops. A kind of digital-age answer to A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, the story about an extra-marital affair gone horribly wrong is told entirely in E-mails.
“It’s a riot,” Walker tells Soaps In Depth, who will be pinch-hitting for playwright Jane Milmore in the role of Stephanie, the wife. “I’ve been asked to guest star on August 5, and then for more dates in September and October.”
Milmore’s co-writer, Billy Van Zandt (who also stars as Stephanie’s husband in the play), says, “we’ve been fans of Tonja’s work for many years. She has great comic instincts that are a perfect match for the way Jane and I write.”
But the theater role isn’t the only thing that Walker has cooking these days. She’ll also appear in the upcoming independent films My Dog The Space Traveler and Excuse Me For Living, which has a star-studded cast, including SEINFELD’s Wayne Knight and Jerry Stiller, Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan, GL; Mick, ATWT) and Melissa Archer (Natalie, OLTL)!