Moon Over Buffalo
by Boerne Community Theatre
Jul. 19 - Jul. 20 (2020)
George and Charlotte Hay, traveling actors, are performing Cyrano de Bergerac and Private Lives in a repertory theatre in Buffalo. Charlotte has grandiose dreams of becoming a Hollywood film star; George, on the other hand, is quite satisfied as a stage actor, and sees live theater as being superior to film. George receives a phone call from Frank Capra, a very famous film director, who says that he needs replacements for Ronald Colman and Greer Garson, the two stars of his current film, The Twilight of The Scarlet Pimpernel, and that he plans to see one of George's shows and consider George and Charlotte for the parts. Charlotte, however, doesn't believe George when he gives the news; she has just learned that George has had an affair with one of their actors, Eileen, and that Eileen is pregnant with George's child. Charlotte tells George she plans to leave with Richard, a successful and charismatic lawyer. George, despondent, gives up hope and turns to alcohol to drown his misery.
A PG farce by Ken Ludwig, directed by Keisha McFerrin
[graphic via stageagent.com]
Auditions for Moon Over Buffalo will be held on Sunday and Monday, July 19 and 20, at the theatre, 7 PM. Director Keisha McFerrin has roles for 4 men and 4 women.
The show will open the 2020-2021 season, running Sept. 11-27.
Characters needed: 4 men, 4 women
GEORGE HAY - a fading star in the theatre; lead actor of the rep company
CHARLOTTE HAY - George's wife and co-star; lead actress of the rep company
ETHEL - Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body
ROSALIND - George & Charlotte's daughter; former member of the rep company
HOWARD - Rosalind's fiancé
EILEEN - a young actress; the rep company's ingénue
PAUL - a young actor; Rosalind's former boyfriend
RICHARD - Charlotte's Lawyer