The State Fair Community College Theatre Arts Program will present Lanford Wilson’s award-winning drama “Talley’s Folly” March 8 – 9 in the Thompson O’Sullivan Studio Theatre in Yeater Learning Center, Room 126, on the Sedalia campus.
At the end of World War II, Matt Friedman, a Jewish immigrant who has spent his life keeping others at a distance, returns to Lebanon, Mo., where he first met Sally Talley. Nothing like her conservative Protestant family and neighbors, Sally is a nurse with deep misgivings about the country’s future. After a lifetime of believing they’ll never truly belong in the world around them, Matt has worked up the courage to ask Sally to marry him.
Regular performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 through March 1; admission is $6. Tickets are $15 for a March 1 dinner theatre in the Yeater Learning Center lobby; dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Special group rates are available for both regular performances and dinner theatre. The dinner theatre menu is available by calling the Box Office at (660) 596-7387 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Wheelchair seating is available upon request.
A student matinée will be presented at 1 p.m. Feb. 27 and a matinée free to anyone 60 or older will be presented at 2 p.m. March 2.
Tim Wells, a Speech and Theatre instructor at SFCC, will direct the show.
Matt Friedman will be played by Zach Craft, Butler
Sally Talley will be played by Laramie Ellis, Monett
Assistant Director/Stage Manager Elisha Miller, Sedalia
Lighting Designer Mary Conlin, Willow Springs
Costume Designer Jessica Borchardt, Sedalia
Hair and Makeup Designer Diamond Jones, Kansas City
Light Board Operator Adriana Luffman, Owensville
Sound Board Operator Ashley Burec, Independence
House Manager Matt Murphy, Monett
Props/Running Crew Stephanie Schumacher, Monett
Costume Construction Tristin Baro, Sedalia
Scene Painter/Set Construction Kolton Johnson, Sedalia
Set Construction Client Fergason, Lexington
Matt Murphy, Monett
Dalton Grafton, Lexington
Adriana Luffman, Owensville
Michael Carpenter, Cole Camp
James Jones, Windsor