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Wilder’s ‘The Matchmaker’ at LTCC

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Susanna Gascoine and Dick Van Buskirk star in "The Matchmaker" at Lake Tahoe Community College.

Lake Tahoe Community College drama department will present Thornton Wilder’s play “The Matchmaker” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Nov. 21 in the college theater. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 for seniors and youths under 14 years of age and $4 for LTCC students with a student body card.

The long running Broadway play was the basis for the musical “Hello Dolly.” Wilder’s non-musical original is even better. Set in the 1880s, this classic farce brings together some familiar characters – the cantankerous curmudgeon, the naive ingenue, the brass and buxom heroine, the bumbling servant and the sly servant.

Matchmaking abounds when Horace Vandergelder, a rich, old merchant of Yonkers decides it is time to take a wife. The matchmaker he employs becomes involved with two of his clerks, assorted young ladies and the head waiter at an expensive restaurant. This swift farce runs headlong into hilarious complications.

For more information call (530) 541-4660, Ext. 207. The college is located at One College Drive off Al Tahoe Boulevard.

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