Thornton Wilder's Romantic Comedy The Matchmaker
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The last date listed for The Matchmaker was Saturday October 26, 2013 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Jewell Mainstage at Taproot Theatre Company:
- Full Price:
- $22.00 - $34.00
- Our Price:
- $11.00 - $17.00
Family, friendship and faith are all put to the test in this touching, humorous story inspired by the Old Testament's Book of Ruth. Written by award-winning playwright John Walch, In the Book of centers around Army lieutenant Naomi Watkins as she returns stateside and opens her Mississippi home to faithful friend and Afghan translator, Anisah. When Anisah's visa is called into question, the whole town becomes embroiled in a political and ideological battle over this suspicious stranger. Will Naomi's act of kindness kindle a new war on her home front? Learn More
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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?
This show is recommended for those age 12 or older.