Photos: My night at Sis Tryst’s “Talley’s Folley”

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By John Moore
June 20, 2013

Opening No. 82: Sis Tryst’s “Talley’s Folley”: The scene of Lanford Wilson’s drama is an ornate, deserted Victorian boathouse in 1944 Missouri. A bookish Jewish accountant from St. Louis has come to plead his love to the rich, troubled and most unreceptive Sally. The play is several unfolding mysteries at once, namely: Why these broken, mismatched lovers ever were drawn to one another — and what is really now keeping them apart. The play is directed by Larry Hecht (now playing Puck in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) and Ashlee Temple. It stars Allison Watrous and Greg Ungar. Sis (short for “sister”) Tryst was formed in 2009 by Temple, Anne Penner and Allison Watrous, who earned a True West Award nomination for her fearless work in last year’s “Crimes of the Heart.” It runs through June 23. Remaining performances 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the University of Denver’s “white-box theater,” located next to its “black-box theater” in Johnson-McFarlane Hall, 1903 E. Iliff Ave. For reservations, call 303-947-0221, go to or email Thanks: Te Yelland, cast and crew.


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