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Time: January 20, 2018 at 8pm to February 11, 2018 at 2pm
Location: The Morgan-Wixson Theatre
Street: 2627 Pico Blvd.
City/Town: Santa Monica
Website or Map: https://www.morgan-wixson.org…
Event Type: play, comedy
Organized By: The Morgan-Wixson Theatre
Latest Activity: Dec 10, 2017
Missed communications, mistaken identities, secrets, and lies all collide with hilarious results in the classic Ken Ludwig farce, “Moon Over Buffalo,” presented by the Morgan-Wixson Theatre January 20-February 11, 2018.
Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Michael Thomas-Visgar
Produced by Larry Gesling
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 five other 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 he 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.
This beloved wacky backstage comedy by the author of Lend me a Tenor brought Carol Burnett out of retirement to play Charlotte on Broadway. The New York Post called it "one of the most hysterical things ever put onstage."