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  The Matchmaker 

By Thornton Wilder

                   Directed by Frank Gallagher                                        August 18-27, 2023                             auditions were held June 19-20, 2023

                                                           Thornton Wilder’s play The Matchmaker is a farce in the                                                                 old-fashioned sense. 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. This play is the basis for the musical, "Hello, Dolly!"

The Matchmaker has been recommended for audiences age 12 and older. The BACP does not rate our productions. We suggest you search the internet for information to determine if the show is your cup of tea.

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. 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.

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