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The Matchmaker

By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Abigail Adams
February 15-March 12, 2017
Leonard C. Haas Stage


"Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.” So says the wealthy widower Horace Vandergelder who recruits the vivacious and sly Dolly Levi to find him a new wife in this wild mix of outrageous misbehavior, mistaken identity, and spontaneous romance. “One of the sweetest and smartest romantic farces ever written” (The Wall Street Journal).

Arrive early to enjoy the pre-show! The cast will play live music for the 30 minutes leading up to curtain time before every performance.

Approximate run time is 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.
Best enjoyed by ages 12 and up. No patron under the age of 6 will be admitted.

Meet Your Theatre Match at The Matchmaker - SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 4th
Pre-Show Reception 7pm | Performance 8pm
The Farmhouse at People’s Light

Looking for the perfect theatre companion? Join fellow theatre fans for a wine and cheese reception before watching Dolly Gallagher Levi hilariously bring couples together in the charming romantic comedy The Matchmaker. Enjoy artisanal cheeseboards, wine, and great conversation with other theatre-goers before making your way to the performance next door.

Scoop on Wednesdays: History, Context, and Gossip

Join us for a lively discussion before Wednesday 7:30pm performances. Resident Dramaturg Gina Pisasale will host an artist from the production and get the inside scoop about such things as the rehearsal and production process, design choices, and the world of the play. The program begins at 6pm in The Farmhouse Bistro on February 22nd and March 8th. Cost of $15 includes light fare. Call the Box Office at 610.644.3500 to purchase.


Post-show discussions with the cast following Thursday evening performances: February 23rd, March 2nd, and March 9th. Free with ticket purchase!

Dinner & A Show Packages

Enjoy a prix fixe dinner and a show package for $76 (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday matinee, Sunday evening) and $85 (Friday, Saturday evening, Sunday matinee) at The Farmhouse Bistro prior to the Wed-Sun evening performances. That's a savings of up to 15% off the single ticket price.

Treat Your Sweetheart to Valentine's Day

We've got you covered this Valentine's Day. Treat your sweetheart to a delicious three course prix-fixe dinner February 11, 12, & 14 for only $55. À la carte selections from the Valentine's Day menu are available the 15th through the 18th. To order, call 610-644-3500 or reserve through open table.

Horace Vandergelder: Graham Smith*
Ambrose Kemper: James Ijames*
Joe Scanlon/August: Stephen Novelli*
Gertrude/The Cook: Marcia Saunders*
Cornelius Hackl: Brandon Meeks*
Ermengarde: Mina Kawahara
Malachi Stack: Pete Pryor*
Mrs. Levi: Kathryn Petersen*
Barnaby Tucker: Christopher R. Brown
Mrs. Molloy: Teri Lamm*
Minnie Fay: Tabitha Allen*
A Cabman: Mark Lazar*
Rudolf: Peter DeLaurier*
Miss Flora Van Huysen: Melanye Finister*
Musician: Liz Filios*
Musician: Melanie Hsu
Director: Abigail Adams
Set Designer: Tony Straiges
Costume Designer: Marla J. Jurglanis
Lighting Designer: Dennis Parichy
Composer, Music Director, Sound Designer: Liz Filios
Choreographer: Samantha Reading
Dramaturg: Gina Pisasale
Production Stage Manager: Audrey M. Brown*
Line Producer: Zak Berkman

* Member, Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.