Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Theatre: The Matchmaker at North Shore Community College in Lynn, MA

This December, the North Shore Community College Performing Arts Council proudly presents a beloved American classic that the whole family can enjoy!

Thornton Wilder's THE MATCHMAKER
Directed by Matthew Woods
Costume design by Cotton Talbot-Minkin
Set design by Malcolm Young

Wealthy merchant, Horace Vandergelder, gets more than he bargained for when he hires irrepressible busybody, Dolly Levi, to find him a new wife, for she knows that love makes the world go round, but a little money helps to pave the way! When Dolly sets out to part the penny-pinching Horace from his purse and bring a smattering of young lovers together, however, complications - and grand adventures -- ensue!

Wilder's comic valentine to a bygone era weaves together the time-tested elements of traditional farce --mistaken identities! thwarted young lovers! secret rendezvous! - with a lively wit and a merry wisdom that are sure to warm the hearts of young and old alike.

And here's a little something for the trivia buffs: Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker would go on to inspire the hit Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly!

So don't just sit there wondering what to do this winter, grab a hat and come out to North Shore Community College's Lynn Campus for a rollicking and old-fashioned good time at the theatre.

The MATCHMAKER will be performed in the Lynn Campus Gymnasium, 300 Broad Street, Lynn (map)

Thursday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

General Admission: $7.00
Students and seniors (with valid i.d.): 5:00$
Children 12 and under are FREE!

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