The Matchmaker 1985 – Iowa State University Theatre Production

by Thornton Wilder

sepia drawing of a woman in gown, gloves, and a large hat


The original source for the musical Hello, Dolly, Thornton Wilder’s comic masterpiece about Dolly Levi and her attempts to get everybody, including herself, married!

February 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 8 p.m., February 17 and 24 at 3 p.m. – Fisher Theater, Ames

The Cast

Horace Vandergelder – Don Shalley
Ambrose Kemper – Phil Oggero
Joe Scanlin – Randy R. Rutherford
Gertrude – Amy K. Gilligan
Cornelius Hackle – Gary Sullivan
Ermengarde – Nancy Pink
Malachi Stack – Timothy C. Dubes
Dolly Levi – Barb Rossmeisl
Barnaby Tucker – Barry Childs
Irene Molloy – Jennifer A. Smith
Minnie Fay – Dawn M. Frisbie
Cabman – Dennis P. Ryan
Rudolf – Shannon J. Reilly
August – Peter A. Vrotsos
Flora Van Huysen – Rosemarie Comito
Cook – Sallie Schuett

Production Team

Director – Charlie Oates
Stage Manager – Donna Bachman
Assistant Stage Manager – Terry Torkildson
Scenic Designer – Wayne A. Mikos
Lighting Designer – Brian Murphy
Costume Designer – Pamela Wallize

Read about it in the Ames Tribune review and the Iowa State Daily 2/14/85 article.