Summer Ends with Classic American Romance
The setting is a beautiful, if run-down, boathouse on the Talley farm in rural Missouri. The date is the Fourth of July, 1944, as Americans endure World War II. And the people are a pair of unlikely sweethearts, each hiding a secret and both wondering if tonight will be the night she finally agrees that â€œtheyâ€ are meant to be.
Lanford Wilsonâ€™s Pulitzer Prize-winning Talleyâ€™s Folly will cap off our summer season from August 20th â€“ 30th. Written in 1979, the touchingly romantic, gently comedic play has become a staple of the American Theatre. Charles Isherwood, in The New York Times, says, â€œThe play is a valentine to a classic romantic ideal: two lost souls finding in each other a respite from loneliness.â€
The production is directed by New York-based actress and director Marta Rainer and features Toby Miller as Jewish immigrant, Matt Friedman, who arrives at the Talley household to woo the reclusive Sally Talley (played by newcomer Molly Parker-Myers). Matt is eager to rekindle an old relationship, but Sally's past disappointments make her uncomfortable with love and afraid of commitment.
Performances are Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, with additional matinees Thursday, August 21st and Monday, August 25th at 2pm. Tickets for the Orchestra are $29, with Balcony seats for $10. There are also Student Rush tickets available one hour prior to show time, for $20 in the Orchestra, cash only.