Pulitzer-Winning Romantic Comedy, Talley's Folly
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Dead Writers Theatre Collective presents playwright Michael Bloom's exciting new adaptation of Emma, Jane Austen's beloved comedy of manners about the perils of finding love. It's the ever-relatable story of the young Emma Woodhouse, a well-meaning but disaster-prone matchmaker, who ignores her own romantic feelings for her lifelong friend and eligible bachelor Mr. Knightley while setting out to find a suitor for a friend. Her efforts go awry, of course, leading to a bevy of comical complications. Learn More
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REALLY ENJOYED IT AS DID MY HUSBAND AND 2 FRIENDS THAT JOINED US. REALLY NICE SETTING IN THE PARK WITH LOTS OF TREES. CAN BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS, AIRBED OR BLANKET OR THERE ARE PLEANTY OF RISER SEATS AVAILABLE TO SIT ON. BRING A PICNIC WINE, ETC. ACTING WAS SUPERB. THIS IS THE SECOND PLAY WE SAW WITH THIS THEATRE COMPANY AND BOTH WERE EXCELLENT. WILL TRY TO GO SEE ROBIN HOOD.
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- Jeff Recommended!
- "...funny, sweet, touching and marvelously written and contrived love poem for an apple and an orange." <em>--</em><em>The NY Post</em>
This romantic comedy about the triumph of love tells the story of one evening in the courtship of two unlikely lovers, Sally Talley and Matt Friedman. Sally is from a conservative, small-town, wealthy family of bigoted Protestants, and Matt is a Jewish accountant twelve years older than Sally. The story of how they become brave enough to reveal their most painful secrets touched audiences and critics.
Lanford Wilson’s Talley's Folly is the second of three plays in what came to be known as Wilson’s Talley Family series. The first play in the saga, 5th of July (later renamed Fifth of July), takes place in 1977, as members of the Talley family struggle with capitalism and the Vietnam War. Among the characters is the recently widowed Aunt Sally, who values the family home more than she values money. When the actress playing Sally in the original production of Fifth of July asked Wilson for help in understanding her character, he wrote Talley's Folly to show how Sally and her husband Matt became a couple in 1944. Two years later Wilson added a third episode to the story, Talley & Son, first produced in 1981.