(above photos) Todd Seage plays Matt and Anastasia Zavaro interprets Sally.
The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts takes you back to 1944. What's happening in that deserted boat house? "Talley's Folly" runs in the gallery August 1st through the 10th. Performances at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday nights and a Sunday afternoon matinee at 2:00.
This is the third and last production in the Center’s gallery series, which is a more intimate theater experience.
The play takes place in Lebanon, Missouri. 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.
Charming and indomitable, he gradually overcomes her defenses, telling his innermost secrets to his loved one and, in return, learning hers as well. Gradually he awakens Sally to the possibilities of a life together until, in the final, touching moments of the play, it is clear that they are two kindred spirits who have truly found each other two "lame ducks" who, in their union, will find a wholeness rare in human relationships.
Tickets are available online at www.boroarts.org, at the Center’s box office located at 110 W. College Street, or by calling 615.904.2787. Tickets prices are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors/students/military, and $11 for children. A discount of $2 per ticket is applied to groups of 10 or more.