Logan Kirby - Jan. 30
March 5 - 21
by Ken Ludwig
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Fast-Paced, Screwball Comedy, Moon Over Buffalo Promises Non-Stop Laughter At Myers Dinner Theatre!
It is the summer of 1953, and George and Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo they have the intention of running “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives” in repertory, all the while grumbling about missed Hollywood opportunities. But on-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, impregnating the company’s ingénue. When Charlotte learns of this, she prepares to run away with the family lawyer, sending lightweight George on a grief-stricken drinking binge. It turns out that Frank Capra is headed to town on a talent scouting mission looking to hire the couple for his swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel epic. With a plethora of pratfalls, slamming doors aplenty, and backstage shenanigans, Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, a valentine to the stage, and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre.
George Hay: Travis Smith
Charlotte Hay: Sarah Hayes
Rosalind: Emmie Wright
Howard: Travis Bird
Eileen: Jennifer Barnaba
Paul: Martin Flowers
Richard Maynard: Matthew C. Scott
Executive Producer: Donna Myers
Artistic Director: Jeremy Littlejohn
Technical Director: Gary Michael
Costume Designer: Sharon Wright
Lighting Designer: Jeremy Littlejohn
Fight Choreographer: Martin Flowers
Properties Master: Travis Bird
Master Carpenter: Ted DeVore
Kitchen Manager: Jay Estes
Box Office Manager: Bill Rubenstein
General Store Manager: Jane Bowers
Bookkeeper: Tom Bess
Place: On stage and backstage at the Erlanger Theatre, Buffalo, NY.
A mid-morning in June.
*There will be one fifteen minute intermission
Scene 1 Two hours later.
Scene 2 Immediately following.
Scene 3 Two hours later.
grew up north of here in Elkhart, Indiana, and has been working in the theatre profession as an Actor, Director & Administrator for nearly a quarter of a century across the country. Some of his notable directing projects include She Loves Me, Little Shop of Horrors, The Glass Menagerie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Kiss Me Kate, Harvey, and his favorite, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel! In addition to being an Actor / Director, Jeremy is also an accomplished Lighting Designer, Stage Manager and Teacher. www.jeremy-littlejohn.com, IG: @jeremy.littlejohn, Twitter: @JLJottings