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Entertainment Skip Sheffield Two wounded Souls Find Balm in “Tally’s Folly” Free, city-sponsored events for the community. O

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 6:30 PM – Mizner Park Amphitheater

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Community & Culture Expo- American Stories as Told Through the Cultural Arts · Performances by local cultural groups and Miss Boca Raton · Children’s activities & all American food · Live music by the All Star Band · Free admission to the Boca Raton Museum of Art for Boca residents

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- Mizner park Amphitheater

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Cinema Under the Stars- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington · Historical and political perspective by Lynn University’s Dr. Robert Watson · Free movie, bring blankets and chairs

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - Spanish River Library 7:00 PM Boca Raton Public Library Author Lectures and Book Signing

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Candice Millard, best known for her books The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey and Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President. 393-7852

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - Spanish River Library 7:00 PM Boca Raton Public Library Author Lectures and Book Signing

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Dr. Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the United States and Plain Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution. 393-7852

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - Mizner Park Amphitheater 7:00 PM Rock the Vote Concert featuring Neon Trees presented by X-Box Live followed by Debate Watch Party

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7:00 PM Neon Trees in Concert. 9:00 PM Presidential Debate Screening. · Presented by the City of Boca Raton and the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Palm Beach County. · Final Presidential Debate watch on several large screens inside the amphitheater. · RSVP at www.rockthevote.com.

O Sunday, November 4, 2012 - Mizner Park Amphitheater 7:00 PM O Lynn University Philharmonia Concert

· Patriotic performance by the Lynn University Philharmonia conducted by Jon Robertson. · Bring blankets or chairs. · Food and beverages sold on site.

The ironic joke in the title “Tally’s Folly” is that what transpires in this Pulitzer Prize-winning memory play is not folly at all, but amazing good fortune of two kindred spirits finding their destiny. Lanford Wilson’s uplifting 1979 work “Tally’s Folly” has settled in for a run through Nov. 11 at Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Lanford Wilson broke with some theater traditions to create this twocharacter “waltz.” The male partner, Matt Friedman (newcomer Brian Wallace) breaks the “fourth wall” by addressing the audience directly at the outset, and explains exactly what will happen within the space of just 97 minutes. “We have 97 minutes to change lives,” Matt explains.

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tant, insecure Sally. Like Matt, Sally is wounded, both physically and emotionally. She works as a nurse caring for wounded soldiers but her own wounds are untreated. As the layers of her defenses are peeled back we see the healing glimmer of hope that real love provides. “Tally’s Folly” had a flurry of activity after it won the Pulitzer Prize (I saw a couple different productions), then inexplicably it was put on the shelf. Like the perennial classic “The Fantasticks” early this year, “Tally’s Folly” is meant to be seen. This production is lovingly realized by director J. Barry Lewis, his cast and crew, including lighting designer Ron Burns and sound designer Matt Corey.

The female partner is Sally Tally (Erin Joy Schmidt). Sally is the 31-year-old “spinster” daughter of one of the wealthiest families in Lebanon, Missouri. Sally had a brief fling a year ago with Matt, who dropped in from the “big city” of St. Louis. Matt and Sally could not be less alike on the surface. He is a Lithuanian Jewish immigrant scarred by the war. Sally is from blueblood Southern ruling class. The lovingly referred to “folly” is an ornate but crumbling boathouse, constructed by Sally’s eccentric uncle a generation ago. Now the boathouse is in ruins, but it is the designated meeting place of the wayward lovers.

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Brian Wallace and Erin Joy Schmidt in “Tally’s Folly.”

Two wounded Souls Find Balm in “Tally’s Folly”

As Matt tells us, the boathouse, created by ingenious set designer Michael Amico, is more like a third character. We will see why as stubborn Matt, a 42-year-old accountant with a mind like a computer, works away on reluc-

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Brian Wallace and Erin Joy Schmidt in “Tally’s Folly.”

These last two elements are crucial, as the story is set on July 4 in the year 1944. It is a happy Independence Day indeed. Tickets are $55 ($10 students) and may be reserved by calling 561-5144042.

October 25, 2012 through November 1, 2012

The Boca Raton Tribune ED 119  

The 119th Edition of The Boca Raton Tribune

The Boca Raton Tribune ED 119  

The 119th Edition of The Boca Raton Tribune

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