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Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Talley's Folly follows a Jewish immigrant named Matt Friedman who returns to his Midwestern hometown after World War II in the hopes of rekindling his romance with nurse Sally Talley.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on May. 12, 2013.

Previews Feb 8, 2013
Opening Mar 5, 2013
Closing May 12, 2013


What Is the Story of Talley’s Folly?
Set at the end of World War II, Talley’s Folly tells the story of a Jewish accountant named Matt Friedman who shows up unannounced at the Missouri home Sally Talley, with whom he shared a summer romance. Matt is determined to rekindle his relationship with Sally, who resists her heart because of her family’s opinion and her own deep secret.

Critics' Reviews

"[Lanford Wilson's] dialogue is full of snap and humor. And this production has Paulson and Burstein to deliver his words, both of them in such fine control of their faculties as actors that their interplay is almost dancelike..."

Review by Adam Markovitz from Entertainment Weekly

"...Danny Burstein and Sarah Paulson infuse this gossamer two-character play with a warm, slightly spiky humanity that breathes vital life..."

Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times

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