Kauai Community Players’ final production of the 2017 season is Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson, directed for KCP by Nellie Foster. Winner of both the 1980 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award as best play of the season, Talley’s Folly deals with the courtship of the young Sally Talley (Nicole Cowan) and her Jewish suitor, Matt Friedman (Ian Foster). These two “lame ducks” will find in their union a wholeness rare in human relationships.
“…Mr. Wilson is one of our most gifted playwrights, a dramatist who deals perceptively with definably American themes…he introduces us to two wonderful people, humanizing and warming them with the radiance of his abundant talent. Talley’s Folly is a play to savor and cheer.” —NY Times.
“It is perhaps the simplest, the most lyrical play Wilson has written—a funny, sweet, touching and marvelously written and contrived love poem for an apple and an orange.” —NY Post.
Talley’s Folly opens May 12 and plays for three weekends through May 28 at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, 4411E Kikowaena Street in Lihue. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm. There will be a Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Thursday, May 11 at 7pm with tickets by donation at the door only. Tickets are $20, with $5 off opening weekend. Discounts for KCP members, seniors and students.