Friday, January 28 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 29 at 11:00 am
Sunday, January 30 at 2:00 pm
Ken Ludwig’s MOON OVER BUFFALO
Set in 1953, it’s "Waiting For Guffman“ meets "Noises Off", and everything in between.
George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of Broadway and Hollywood ‘B’ movies, attempt to retain their former glory doing repertory theatre in Buffalo, NY.
Down on their luck and currently performing meager productions of “Cyrano” and “Private Lives” doom and gloom overshadows everything, except their enormous egos.
Meanwhile, in Hollywood, Frank Capra’s star-studded remake of “The Scarlet Pimpernel“ has lost its two lead actors. News has reached George and Charlotte that the world-famous director is coming to Buffalo to see them perform and maybe, just maybe, cast them as replacements. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime if, and only if, they can get past the drama of their personal dilemmas, George’s infidelity, Charlotte’s ongoing threats of divorce and, of course, their egos.
A madcap, rollicking, romp through the theatre, and the people who give it life.
Cast of Characters
George Hay – (Male, 50’s) A very slapstick, over the top actor. His life IS drama. He does strong, physical type comedy, needs to do pratfalls, stage combat, and some fencing. Needs to perform a British accent.
Charlotte Hay – (Female, 50’s) She co-runs the acting troupe and has for years. She plays all the female leads, even those she is a little too old to play. Like George, her life is full of acting ‘drama’. Needs to perform a British accent.
Ethel - (Female, 70’s) Charlotte’s mother. Grumpy, hard of hearing, not a fan of George. Great comic timing and a good actor.
Rosalind ‘Roz’ Hay – (Female, 20-30 years old) George and Charlotte’s daughter. She was in the acting company but quit the insanity to start a career in advertising. Needs to be able to do a British accent.
Eileen – (Early 20’s) an aspiring actress, wants to please. She has a crush on George and has been having an affair with him.
Howard – (late 20’s-early 30’s) TV weatherman and Rosalind’s fiancé. He is in awe of George and Charlotte, nervous, excitable. Strong physical comedy.
Paul – (late 20’s early 30’s) member of the acting troupe formerly with Rosalind. He still loves her and wants her back, though, wouldn’t give up acting to be with her. Must do strong physical comedy.
Richard – (50’s) George and Charlotte’s attorney, in love with Charlotte he is always trying to get her to leave George. Wealthy and used to getting what he wants, he is vexed, amused and perplexed by the theatrical Hay family.