By Thornton Wilder, Directed by John Gilbert
This production was nominated for the Cygnet award at the Arts Richmond Swan Awards 2012-2013.
This sophisticated comedy set in the 1880’s was the basis of the musical Hello Dolly and tells the story of a wealthy man looking for a new wife, his two clerks, looking for a good time in New York, a widowed hat maker and her assistant as well as the eponymous matchmaker, Dolly, who has her sights set on HER next husband.
Add in a few cases of mistaken identity and a bit of cross dressing and you have the makings of a very funny play.
Horace Vandergelder: Tony Cotterill