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The playbill for Taylor University’s Fall 1960 performance of The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder.
Before the world fell in love with Hello, Dolly!, Thornton Wilder’s uproarious play The Matchmaker introduced Ms. Dolly Gallagher Levi: a cunning, crafty, and thoroughly modern woman who knows a good catch when she sees one. When the wealthy Horace Vandergelder hires matchmaker Ms. Levi to find him a wife, Dolly doesn't need to look far to find his perfect mate. While Dolly is “arranging things” for Mr. Vandergelder, the young, hopeless romantics of Yonkers reap the rewards of Dolly’s generosity.
farce, Tony Award, comedy, slapstick
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"The Matchmaker" (1960). Taylor Theatre Playbills. 287.