Mask & Hammer Stages ‘Matchmaker’

November 7th, 2012 | Categories: Uncategorized

The SUNY Oneonta Department of Theatre and the Mask and Hammer Theatre Club will present “Matchmaker,” a play by Thornton Wilder, from November 7-10.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 7-9, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Goodrich Theater of the Fine Arts Building on campus.

Set in Yonkers, N.Y., at the turn of the 20th century, the play tells the story of matchmaker Dolly Levi, who has been hired to find a wife for local merchant Horace Vandergelder, even though she secretly wants to marry him herself. Forbidden love, mistaken identity and a series of plot twists ensue in this 1955 stage play, which was adapted in 1964 as the Tony Award-winning musical comedy version “Hello Dolly!”

The SUNY Oneonta show is directed by Dr. John McCaslin-Doyle, associate professor of theatre, and stars Alexander Kanter as Horace Vandergelder, Melissa Trainor as Mrs. Levi, Jared Barton as Cornelius Hackl, Kristen Ansbro as Mrs. Molloy, Josh Santiago as Barnaby Tucker, Kat Ricigliano as Ermengarde, Dylan Bressler as Ambrose Kemper and Rosalee DeHuff as Minnie Fay.

Tickets ($5 general admission or free with a student ID) can be reserved at and picked up at the Hunt Union Information desk at any time, or at the Fine Arts box office an hour before curtain on performance days.