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‘Talley’s Folly’ on stage

October 28, 2010
The Herald-Star

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Public Theater presents Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning romantic comedy "Talley's Folly," directed by Pamela Berlin and starring Julie Fitzpatrick as Sally Talley and Andrew Polk as Matt Friedman.

Wilson is known for his portraits of misfits, black sheep and dreamers. Both Sally and Matt, who live in Missouri in 1944, fit this description.

He's a 42-year-old German-Jewish accountant. She's the rebellious unmarried daughter of a wealthy conservative family.

Surrounding them, the biggest topic of the day is World War II and its economic effects. Sally and Matt, however, have other things on their minds when they meet at the Talley family's Victorian folly built along the river.

Set on July 4, the evening's conversation may determine whether their relationship will suddenly spark or finally fizzle.

The design team for "Talley's Folly" is Michael Schweikardt (scenic), Candice Donnelly (costumes), Chris Dallos (lighting) and Zach Moore (sound). Fred Noel is the production stage manager and Alicia DeMara is the assistant stage manager.

"Talley's Folly" is underwritten by RTI International Metals Inc.

"Talley's Folly" runs Nov. 11 through Dec. 12 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets, call (412) 316-1600 or visit www.ppt.org.

 
 

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