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The Matchmaker

Thornton Wilder

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  7f, 9m

"Loud, slap dash and uproarious...extraordinarily original and funny." - The New York Times


The Matchmaker

by  Thornton Wilder

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    7f, 9m
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    Farce
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Horace Vandergelder, a wealthy merchant in nineteenth-century Yonkers, NY, decides to take a wife and employs a matchmaker, Mrs. Dolly Levi. Dolly subsequently becomes involved with two of Vandergelder's clerks, several lovely ladies, and the headwaiter at an expensive restaurant where this swift farce runs headlong into hilarious complications. After everyone gets straightened out romantically, Vandergelder finds himself affianced to the astute Dolly Levi herself.

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Written for high schools and colleges, Midsummer/Jersey received its world premiere in November 2011 at James Robinson High School in Fairfax, VA where it played to sold-out houses.
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7f, 9m
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"Loud, slap dash and uproarious ... extraordinarily original and funny." - The New York Times

"Rolls along merrily and madly and the customers are convulsed." - N.Y. Journal American

"The lines of Wilder are so often brilliant, sage, and witty." - N.Y. Daily News

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Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), born in Madison, Wisconsin, and educated at Yale and Princeton, was an accomplished novelist and playwright whose works explore the connection between the commonplace and the cosmic dimensions of human experience.

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