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: High school age and older

Students $12    Adults $25 

*Reduced pricing available when purchasing Season Ticket Packages of  4 Plays or All 5 Plays.

Pay-what-you-can preview on March 6 at 7:30 pm.

Produced by Cloverdale Performing Arts Center

Directed by Arte Whyte


2020 Dates:  Saturdays and Sundays - Mar 7,  8, 14, 15,  21,  22

Saturdays at 7:30  -  Sundays at 2:00 

Tickets available online or at Mail Center, Etc., at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 707-894-3222; or at the door if available prior to performances.

* * 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. 

Generously sponsored by

Railroad Station Bar and Grill


David McChesney

“Talley's Folly” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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