Pulitzer-Winning Romantic Comedy, Talley's Folly
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Few Broadway musicals are more beloved than The Sound of Music, and now you can see it live in a production by Lyric Opera of Chicago, with Hollywood star Billy Zane stepping into the role of Captain von Trapp. It's the story of Maria, an aspiring nun who takes a job as governess to the widowed Captain von Trapp's seven children. As she gradually earns the heart of the family -- and their father -- the von Trapps are threatened by the rise of the Nazis, and must figure out how to escape Austria. "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "The Lonely Goatherd" and the soaring title song are just a few of the unforgettable melodies in this classic work of musical theater. The cast includes opera stars Christine Brewer and Elizabeth Futral, Jenn Gambatese of Broadway's Wicked and All Shook Up, and Edward Hibbert of Frasier. Learn More
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Featured review from Nancy R.
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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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“…funny, sweet, touching and marvelously written and contrived love poem for an apple and an orange.” —The NY Post
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.