Award-winning tale of love comes to Fountain Hills Theater

Carrie Jones as Sally Talley and Dave Ray as Matt Friedman.

Carrie Jones as Sally Talley and Dave Ray as Matt Friedman.

Fountain Hills Theater’s Maintstage Too! kicks off the Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Talley’s Folly,” on Jan. 8.

“Talley’s Folly” is about finding love just when you stopped looking. Winner of both the 1980 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award as best play of the season, “Talley’s Folly” is set in the ornate, deserted Victorian boathouse on the Talley place in Lebanon, Mo. in 1944.

Matt Friedman, an accountant from St. Louis, 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.

“Talley’s Folly” was first performed by the Circle Repertory Company in New York on May 1, 1979, with Judd Hirsch as Matt Friedman and Trish Hawkins as Sally Talley. It was directed by former ASU theater instructor Marshall W. Mason.

“Talley’s Folly” is produced by Patty Torrilhon and directed by Joy Strimple.

The show stars Carrie Jones as Sally Talley and Dave Ray as Matt Friedman and is presented through special arrangement with Dramatist’s Play Service.

The Fountain Hills production will play Jan. 8 – 17. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Individual tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for children 17 and under. Group rates, veteran and student rush discounts are available.

All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd.


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