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Moon Over Buffalo 2017 Last Modified: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Presented on Our Main Stage
Moon Over Buffalo
By Ken Ludwig.
A Live Theater Production of a hilarious Comedy Farce.
Directed by Mary Hill.
Rating: PG

Performance Dates:
February 2017

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Synopsis:

From Samuel French:

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950's. At the moment, they're playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with 5 actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George's dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter's clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they're actually performing, caused by Charlotte's deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George's body.

"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

"Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo tops the mayhem and pitch-perfect farce of his other hit, Lend Me a Tenor." - Orange County Register

"Moon Over Buffalo packs more comic genius onto the stage than anything in recent memory!" - USA Today

"Ken Ludwig is one of those rare contemporary playwrights who thinks in terms of old-fashioned knockabout farce, and that's something to be cherished." - The New York Times

"[R]oles that any actor of a certain age would give his or her soul to play." - The Boston Herald

"The funniest show in New York … The comedy has audiences rolling in the aisles. The second act has a show-within-a-show spoof of Private Lives with everybody in the wrong costumes reading the wrong lines. This has to be one of the most hysterical things ever put onstage. I have seen Moon Over Buffalo three times! I expect you to see it once." - New York Post (Liz Smith)

"Moon Over Buffalo is hilarious! Ludwig stuffs his play with comic invention, running gags and neat sense of absurdity. An evening of farcical delight. Go and enjoy!" - New York Post (Clive Barnes)

"Moon Over Buffalo is by far Broadway's funniest, most enjoyable lighthearted play. Buy a ticket!" - Entertainment Weekly

"Stuffed with comic invention, running gags and a superb sense of absurdity, this is truly a love- letter to live theatre." - Insidebayarea.com

"Moon Over Buffalo is what a staged comedy should be. It is a wild and wacky farce. It's "Waiting for Guffman" meets "Noises Off" meets your favorite Shakespeare comedy as performed by the Marx Brothers. Be prepared to leave the theater exhausted from laughter." - The News Tribune, WA

Moon Over Buffalo premiered on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre on October 1, 1995. It was produced by Elizabeth Williams, Heidi Landesman, DTL Entertainment, Hal Luftig and Jujamcyn Theatres.

The play was subsequently presented in London on October 15, 2001 under the title Over the Moon at The Old Vic by BIll Kenwright.


Published by Samuel French.

Director Mary Hill

Kevin Day as George Hay

Christi Goode Cranton as Charlotte Hay

Joe Lewis Sanders as Paul

Roxy Collingwood as Rosalind

Linda Rickel as Ethel

Garrett Brenneman as Howard

OUR CAST
Role Actor
GEORGE HAY: Kevin Day
CHARLOTTE HAY: Christi Goode Cranton
PAUL: Joe Lewis Sanders
ROSALIND: Roxy Collingwood
ETHEL: Linda Rickel
HOWARD: Garrett Brenneman
EILEEN: Grace Clowers
RICHARD: James Kendall
DE GUICHE: Tim Heron Jr.
SOLDIER #1: Marishka Muncrief
SOLDIER #2: Christian Crawford
Our Crew
Director: Mary Hill
Assistant Director: Jodi Tooke
Costume Coordinator: Mara Magdalene
Set Design: Tami Pultz
Lights: Abraham Hawkinson
Sound: Chad Parsons
Lighting Design: Thomas Griffin
Sound Design: Steve Robinson

Special thanks to Hannah Mills, Barbara Morgan, Rita Byrum and Tina Moss for their contributions to the process. And for Mara who loves nothing more than digging through junk and thrift stores searching for bits and pieces to "fake the look".

Pocket Community Theatre Staff
Production Committee Chair: Linda Rickel
Treasurer: Stephen Fryar
Office: Margaret Forsyth
Graphic Arts: Neil Richardson
Leigh Griffin
Webmaster: John Lukas
Building Maintenance: Harvie Arington
Grace Clowers as Eileen

James Kendall as Richard

Tim Heron as De Guiche

Mariska Muncrief as Soldier #1

Christian Crawford as Soldier #2

OUR THANKS
Peter's Flooring & Paint
Sherwin-Williams Hot Springs
Hot Springy Dingy
Tom Cooper and Alliance Business Machines
Bill Hall Printers
The Pocket Community Theatre Board of Directors
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Lindsey Wells and The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record
Cindy Penny and the Hot Springs Village Voice
Hot Springs Life & Home Magazine
The Arkansas Times
The Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission
Dick Antoine and KZNG 1340 AM Hot Springs News/Talk Radio
Alice Bates and KVRE 92.9 FM Hot Springs Village Nostalgia Radio
KLAZ 105.9 FM Hot Springs Pop Contemporary Hit Radio

Our apologies to anyone whose name was inadvertantly omitted. A special thanks to all of those who have worked so hard to make Pocket Community Theatre the success it is!!


Our technicians:

Lights by Abraham Hawkinson
Sound by Chad Parsons
Sound Design by Steve Robinson


Scenes from Moon Over Buffalo: