By Lanford Wilson
May 20th through June 18th
Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm
Sundays Matinees at 3pm
Tally's Folly, by Lanford Wilson, is a romantic comedy set on July 4, 1944, in rural Missouri. It's the story of an unlikely couple -- Sally Talley and Matt Friedman. Since first meeting the previous summer, Matt has sent Sally a letter every day, and although Sally has only replied once, Matt has come to convince Sally to marry him. Told in real time, Matt will have just 97 minutes to convince Sally to spend the rest of her life with him.
The Riverfront Playhouse
The Riverfront Playhouse is a 501c3 not-for-profit store front theater founded in 1978 and established under the direction of David Morris as a creative outlet for actors of all walks of life and all levels of experience to learn and hone their craft. With the very first show, UNDER THE YUM YUM TREE, which featured the talents of Gary Puckett, Christiane Morris, Dick Hawks, and Barbara Alexander, the playhouse was off and running.
The Riverfront Playhouse has doubled it's size since its inception, and we're constantly looking for ways to make it even bigger. Through the un-flagging loyalty of our personnel and patrons, we've made it to well over 200 mainstage shows, countless children's theatre presentations, and
While performing in the backroom of Max's All-American Bar, which sat on the corner of The Water Street Mall and Galena Boulevard, the actors were all crammed into a coffin-like backstage area, and were forced to do their costume changes out on the Mall behind bedspreads held up by their fellow actors and technical personnel.
we have remained a venue for diverse and exciting entertainment in the Western Suburbs, as well as a sort of blue-collar clubhouse for the artistic types of the Chicagoland area. Our longevity is a tribute, not only to the folks that handle the day to day grind of business, but to the audiences that have kept our doors open since 1978. A debt of gratitude is owed to all.
News & Updates
A message from the Riverfront Board of Directors:
The May Meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11th, 2022, at the Riverfront Playhouse offices.
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”