Jewish Repertory Theatre Presents TALLEY'S FOLLY
Set in a 1944 deserted Victorian boathouse on the Talley place in Lebanon, Missouri, Talley's Folly follows Matt Friedman, an accountant from St. Louis, who has arrived to plead his love to Sally Talley, the susceptible but uncertain daughter of the family. Bookish, erudite, totally honest, and delightfully funny, Matt refuses to accept Sally's rebuffs and her fears that her family would never approve of their marriage. Charming and indomitable, Matt gradually overcomes Sally's defenses, telling his innermost secrets to his loved one and, in return, learning hers as well.
What begins as a story that appears on the outside to be about a Jewish man wooing a gentile woman in the 1944 Midwest quickly shifts to reveal the challenge of relationships between two emotionally wounded individuals who belong together. Gradually it is clear that they are two kindred spirits who have truly found each other-two "lame ducks" who, in their union, will find a wholeness rare in human relationships.
Winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award best play of the season when it opened, TALLEY'S FOLLY is directed by Steve Vaughan and stars Anne Roaldi Boucher and Chris J. Handley.
Brian Cavanagh is Lighting Designer, Kari Drozd is Costume Designer, David Dwyer is Set Designer, Christina Serio is Stage Manager, Mike Benoit is Assistant Stage Manager and Property Master, Kathryn Grace Sands and Emily Glick are House Managers and Linda Hanes is Box Office Manager. Jordana Halpern is Managing Director.
The Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western New York is a program of the JCC of Greater Buffalo. This season's original artwork is created by artist Eta Rottenberg. For more information on JRT productions, dates and tickets, visit www.jewishrepertorytheatre.com. Tickets are available at 716-650-7626, through Showclix at 1-888-718-4253 (Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm EST) or at either JCC reception desk.