Play Synopsis

The scene is the ornate, deserted Victorian boathouse on the Talley place in Lebanon, Missouri; the time 1944. 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.

Winner of 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Cast Information

Congratulations to the cast of Talley's Folly.


Matt Friedman                                             Christopher Rogers

Sally Talley                                                   Naomi Simpson

Character Info

Show & Ticket Information

Show Dates:

October 28th @ 7:00

October 29th @ 7:00

October 30th @ 2:00



Horn Lake High School Auditorium (Enter through the side Gym entrance.)



Tickets are $5.00 at the doors. House opens at 6:30pm on Friday/Saturday, and 1:30pm on Sunday.


For more information, please contact Mr. Nathan Algee via email at: nathan.algee@dcsms.org.

Talley's Folly is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.