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August 20, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse Proudly Presents
The Matchmaker By Thornton Wilder
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Call our Box Office 918-258-0077 to purchase tickets or Buy Online www.bacptheatre.com
Adults $22, Child/Student/Senior/Military $20 *Groups of 10+ Save $2 per Ticket!*
The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is excited to present The Matchmaker for two weekends in August! Performances are August 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2023 at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinees on August 20 & 27, 2023 at 2:00 PM at the Playhouse located at 1800 S. Main Street in Broken Arrow. This production is fun for all ages.
The Matchmaker is Wilder’s uproarious farce about love and money. It stars the irrepressible busybody, Dolly Gallagher Levi, who inspired the Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly! Horace Vandergelder, a wealthy, irascible, penny-pinching merchant in nineteenth-century Yonkers, NY, has a plan. He has been a widower for long enough. Now he wants to find a wife. He recruits the help of local matchmaker, Mrs. Dolly Levi, but she has plans of her own. Meanwhile, Vandergelder’s niece Ermengarde desperately wants to marry her artist lover, but Vandergelder refuses to allow it. Furthermore, his clerks have run off to New York City on a mission ‘to kiss a girl’! There they find Irene Molloy and Minnie Fay, who are looking for excitement of their own. Hilarity ensues as everyone tries to secure their love lives and marry as they choose.
The BACP welcomes Director Frank Gallagher. Frank has long been involved in theatre, starting in his early years at the University of Texas in Dallas, to the many years spent here in the Tulsa area. Frank served as an Assistant Professor and Technical Director for Oral Roberts University and several years on staff for both Heller and Clark Theatres in Tulsa. Locally he has designed and directed for Theatre Tulsa, Broken Arrow Schools, Theatre North and American Theatre Co. He has selected and excellent cast sure to bring his vision of The Matchmaker to life, the cast includes; Chester Beebe, Jackson McCormick, Jordan Valenzuela, Nancy Blass, Jeremy Garrett, Isabella Doering, Spencer Loeffler, Kathleen Hop e, George Panagopoulos, Alyssa Burrow, Samara Cain, Robert Stinson, Lori Giles and Ruth Seefeldt.
More information for this production can be obtained by calling the BACP at 918-258-0077. The BACP is located in The Main Place at 1800 S. Main in downtown Broken Arrow. The Matchmaker is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.www.concordtheatricals.com. This production is made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is a member of the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association and the American Association of Community Theatre.