Moonlight and Magnolias
By Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Bruce G Bradley
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone With the Wind. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. So what's an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film's stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades and, on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
"Frankly, my dear, this is one funny play…a rip-roaring farce…[with] witty, pointed dialogue and hilarious situations…" —NY Daily News.
Produced by River Valley Players at Gard Theater, 111 E. Jefferson St., Spring Green
Performances: April 7-9, 2017
Friday, April 7th at 7:30pm; Saturday, April 8th at 7:30pm; Sunday, April 9th at 2pm
Ticket Prices: $15.00
Call 608-588-6295 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Auditions will take place in Spring Green and will consist of cold readings from the script.
For further information or to set up an appointment to audition, please email director Bruce G Bradley at cymraeg52(AT)gmail.com
Looking to cast:
David O. Selznick (40ish) - ruthless, manic studio mogul in the classic mode
Ben Hecht (mid 40s) - talented, highly-regarded scriptwriter with a social conscience
Victor Fleming (50ish) - take-charge film director, a man's man
Miss Poppenghul (any age) - Selznick's long-suffering secretary
Warning! Peanuts are an essential prop in the play. If you are allergic to them, please do not audition.