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Talley's Folly
Talley's Folly, Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, NYC Show Poster

Talley's Folly

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

1hr, 40mins (0 Intermissions)

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Danny Burstein and Sarah Paulson star in the off-Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy.

Important Dates

Feb 08, 2013
Mar 05, 2013
May 12, 2013

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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.


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[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

It would be a folly to stay home and miss this lovely rendition.

Review by Brian Scott Lipton from Theatermania


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Matt Friedman
Sally Talley


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Written by
Lanford Wilson
Michael Wilson
Set Designer
Jeff Cowie
Costume Designer
David C. Woolard
Lighting Designer
Rui Rita