Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer-Prize winning play Talley's Folly is a classic American romance between a love struck Jewish immigrant and a lovelorn spinster with a secret. The 97-minute play takes place in real time, and is set in a crumbling boathouse (folly) in Lebanon, Missouri (playwright Wilson's hometown) on July 4, 1944. The world is in turmoil, Sally's family is anti-semetic and Matt is full of false bravado and cynicism. They are an odd couple, but their brief hour and a half together is rich with wisdom, warmth, tenderness and humour. Anders Cato directs.
There is a Talk-Back performance on Monday, August 4.