Hap­pily Never Af­ter

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A girl from a poor coun­try meets a boy from the land of op­por­tu­nity. They fall in love, get mar­ried, and live hap­pily ever af­ter. That’s how the story al­ways goes, right? In the case of Match­stick, not so much. Told through mu­sic, the play un­rav­els the true-life tale of a woman who dis­cov­ers she has mar­ried “one of the most hated men in the world.” As for the man’s iden­tity? You’ll just have to see the play to find out. Part ro­mance, part mu­si­cal, part dark his­tor­i­cal drama, Match­stick deftly walks the tightrope be­tween com­edy and tragedy. (p. 37)

JAN 21-31

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