Talley’s Folly

By Lanford Wilson
Directed by Aaron Posner

December 7 – 30, 2018
At GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th St NW, Washington, DC

This Pulitzer Prize-winning romantic comedy is a poignant valentine to unlikely love. On a moonlit night in 1944 Missouri, middle-aged Jewish accountant Matt Friedman has only one chance to win the heart of Sally Talley, a 31-year-old ‘old maid’ from a bigoted Protestant family. After a lifetime of believing they’ll never truly belong in the world around them, Matt and Sally reawaken one another to love, ultimately finding that they do belong – together. Directed by Aaron Posner, Talley’s Folly is a funny and heart-warming theatrical duet.  Featuring John Taylor Phillips and Erin Weaver.

The New York Times wrote “…Mr. Wilson is one of our most gifted playwrights…Talley’s Folly is a play to savor and cheer.”

Your tickets will be available for pick up at GALA Hispanic Theatre one hour before your scheduled performance.

At GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th St NW, Washington, DC

Erin Weaver
John Taylor Phillips
John Taylor Phillips

All events are free and open to everyone except where noted otherwise. All events and times subject to change. Please check this page for up-to-date announcements.

Date Discussion
Thursday, December 13 following 7:30 PM performance Cast Talkback
Q&A with members of the acting company.
Sunday, December 16 following 2:00 PM matinee Creative Conversation: Behind the Scenes
Join Director Aaron Posner and Scenic Designer Paige Hathaway to learn more about the artistic process behind Theater J’s production of Talley’s Folly.
Sunday, December 23 following 2:00 PM matinee Sunday Symposium: The Man Behind the Play
Lanford Wilson’s Talley’s Folly holds a prominent position in the American Theater canon. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Jackson Bryer, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Dr. Allan Lichtman, Distinguished Professor of History at American University, to learn more about this Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and the context in which he wrote.

Talley’s Folly is made possible through the support of our production sponsors

Leading Angels

Esthy and Jim Adler
Howard Menaker and Patrick Gossett
Kay Richman and Daniel Kaplan
Patti and Jerry Sowalsky

Sponsoring Angel

Patty Abramson and Les Silverman

Supporting Angels

Natalie R. Abrams
Mara Bralove and Ari Fisher
Bunny Dwin
Mindy Gasthalter
Ann and Frank Gilbert
Stephen and Sandra Lachter
Dianne and Herb Lerner
Ellen and Gary Malasky
Craig Pascal and Victor Shargai
Joan S. Wessel