Spring Production “Moon Over Buffalo”
The Spring production, “Moon Over Buffalo” by Ken Ludwig.
Rehearsals begin February, 2017. Show dates are in March.
This hilarious comedy centers on Charlotte and George Hay, an acting couple, not exactly the Lunts, are on tour in Buffalo in 1968 with a repertory consisting of “Cyrano de Bergerac” and Noel Coward’s “Private Lives”. This backstage farce by the author of “Lend Me a Tenor” brought Carol Burnett back to Broadway co-starring with Philip Bosco as her megalomanic, drunken husband and leading man. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in the movie remake of “The Scarlet Pimpernel” directed by Frank Capra who is en route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their agent? Will George be sober enough to emote? Will Capra see “Cyrano”, “Private Lives” or a disturbing mixture of the two?
“Hilarious misunderstandings pile on madcap misadventures, in this valentine to Theatre Hams everywhere (…) building up its laughs methodically shtick by shtick (…) Ludwig stuffs his play with comic invention, running gags (…) and a neat sense of absurdity (…) Go and enjoy.” – New York Post
“Somewhere up above, George S. Kaufman, Abe Burrows, Moss Hart and all those clever fellows who wrote the comedies of yesteryear are rolling with laughter, echoing the audience last night at “Moon Over Buffalo”. The play is nothing less than a love letter to live theater.” – Boston Herald
- George Hay (Chip Renner)
- Charlotte Hay (Teresa Grosserode)
- Rosalind, Roz (Tamara Filener)
- Howard (Bill Dietz)
- Paul (James Bradley)
- Ethel (Peggy Scalise)
- Richard (Ron Craven)
- Eileen (Nathalie Archangel)
At Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center Street, Clayton CA 94517
Director -La Tonya Watts
Asst. Director-Roxanne Pardi