Talley's Folly


by Lanford Wilson

This one-act, two-character play was winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and
the Drama Critics Circle Award in 1980. A romantic drama which takes place in a
broken down boathouse in Lebanon, Missouri in 1944, this is an unlikely meeting
between two people--a pretty, but as yet unmarried Protestant lady and a persuasive
and charming 40-ish Jewish accountant from St. Louis who is determined to woo and
win her. The two characters reveal secrets which reflect their changing world and their
unconventional attraction to one another. This play has been described by The New
York Times as a “’valentine to a classic romantic ideal: two lost souls finding in each
other a respite for loneliness." A poignant tale Talley’s Folly is full of humor, need and in
the end, the humanizing power of love.

Suggested for: Mature audiences

Students $12    Adults $25 

Produced by Cloverdale Performing Arts Center

Directed by Arte Whyte



Generously sponsored by

Railroad Station Bar & Grill

Hamburger Ranch BBQ

David McChesney

* * PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY - We request that our guests arrive early to be seated prior to performances. 
Late seating is not guaranteed.
In respect for our performers and audience members, please refrain from wearing excessive fragrances or talking. 
Photography of any kind is prohibited in the theater during performances. 

“Crimes of the Heart” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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