Henry Wishcamper Directs The Matchmaker at The Goodman Theatre 15/16 Season
Experience the comic fireworks of Thornton Wilder’s 1955 American classic, praised as “one of the sweetest and smartest romantic farces ever written” (The Wall Street Journal).
New York, 1880s. Hoping to find a new wife, wealthy yet prickly widower Horace Vandergelder recruits the services of vivacious matchmaker Dolly Levi. Little does Horace know that Dolly is plotting to become the next Mrs. Vandergelder herself! As Horace and Dolly set out to Manhattan to commence the search, a madcap mix of mistaken identity, outrageous misbehavior and spontaneous romance ensues. The inspiration for Hello, Dolly!, The Matchmaker is an uproarious romp that reminds us to embrace the unexpected in our lives.