1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
MOON OVER BUFFALO
By Ken Ludwig
The hilarious farce.
March 20 – April 19, 2020
Directed by Samuel Young
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 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five 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.
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.
Ken Ludwig is a two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright who has written over 26 plays and musicals, including 6 shows on Broadway and 7 in London’s West End. His work has been performed in over 30 countries in more than 20 languages, and is produced somewhere in the United States and abroad every night of the year.
“Moon Over Buffalo packs more comic genius onto the stage than anything in recent memory!” USA Today
“…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
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Meet the Cast
- Randy Coull (George Hay)
- Jena Joyce (Charlotte Hay)
- Hollymarie Ritter (Ethel)
- Ashley Engelman (Rosalind)
- Jackson Royce (Lawrence Howard)
- Larissa Ryan (Eileen)
- Philip Magin (Paul)
- Steve Jensen (Richard)
The program will be available here by March 20, 2020
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SAMUEL YOUNG (Director)
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