Thornton Wilder's Romantic Comedy The Matchmaker
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Contemporary slang meets 17th-century farce in The School for Lies. Adapted from Molière's The Misanthrope, playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) transforms Molière's classic into a modern satire told entirely through verse. The result is a delightfully incongruous comedy of manners that lets you peer inside the Parisian salon of Celimene, a young widow with a sharp tongue and plenty of suitors. Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels co-direct this Center Theatre production, in which a saucy siren finally meets her misanthropic match. Learn More
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Featured review from the reflective viewerRed Velvet
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Comedy is easy to fail at. Timing, acting. Dated comedy about situations not seen today adds a degree of difficulty. Taproot did not fail. After two recent visits it appears to me that Taproot is a well run organization.
Ilyria was perhaps an easier success in that though a rich redoing of Twelfth Night it is strong and of recent creation and it is Shakespeare. None of that can be said of this dated farce comedy from a playwright whose more famous work, Our Town, now seems to me quaint and undramatic. There is nothing now about Matchmaker. These are characters plot lines and values from another time or perhaps no time at all. One even senses aspect of Roman or Greek comedy in this nonsense about forced marriage, oppressive bosses and scheming servants....bring in the clowns. And yet it worked. Over 2 hours and never tedious. That and the Goldstar value make it a good choice. I do have one gripe...in a theater with generally all decent seats how did I get the same one behind a post again?
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We recently saw a poor production of Hello Dolly. When Matchmaker came available, we decided to go see the story in its original, non-musical form. This production was very much better. The cast was spot on. The set was imaginative, evoking...continued
This show is recommended for those age 12 or older.