Pulitzer-Winning Romantic Comedy, Talley's Folly
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The last date listed for Talley's Folly was Sunday July 15, 2007 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Oak Park Festival Theatre in Austin Gardens
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Shakespeare in the park. Blankets spread out. Wine and cheese picnics under the stars. Does it get… More
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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.