whiting indiana moon over buffalo theatre

Moon Over Buffalo Coming in April

Moon Over Buffalo is coming to Whiting Indiana, presented by Marian Theatre Guild. The Show Dates – Saturdays, April 16th and 23rd @ 8:15pm and Sundays, April 17th and 24th @ 3:00pm.
Synoposis:
The diva lead actress, Charlotte Hay, is barely tolerant of her philandering semi-alcoholic husband, George, and mishaps and confusions arise for the company when presented the opportunity of famed film director Frank Capra attending a performance to possibly cast the two for a movie. Their temperamental daughter Rosalind splits time between fiancé Howard and ex-fiancé Paul, who works as the company’s stage manager. Charlotte’s nearly-deaf mother, Ethel, and Richard, a would-be suitor for Charlotte, make their contributions to the mayhem as Eileen, a young actress in the company, reveals her pregnancy to all. The hopeful actors sprint through the tangle of confusion to produce a woefully misbegotten mixture of two different plays in their hoped-for presentation piece, and in the play’s climactic scene, manage to set everything right by still more series of coincidences and mishaps. Overall, Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced and energetic night of entertainment.

Characters:
George Hay – 50ish – Over the hill yet still attractive leading man type. Over the top and larger than life. The actor must be able to do strong physical comedy, which could include pratfalls, running, stage slaps, stage combat (fencing), etc. Must play a convincing drunk.
Charlotte Hay – 50ish – Very attractive leading lady type. Larger than life drama queen. Requires good hand/eye coordination (fencing). Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.
Ethel – 70ish – Grumpy, trouble-maker, get in George’s face woman with a huge stage presence and strong comedic skills. Must balance playing the part really big without being corny and begging for laughs.
Rosalind (Roz) Hay 20-30ish – Thinks she knows what she wants, but is torn. Requires heavy make-out scene with Paul. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.
Howard – Early 30s – Nerdy and fragile. A wimp, a little annoying, nervous, and very excitable. Must jump around stage while feet are tied together and not injure himself, the audience or fellow actors. Must be able to do strong physical comedy.
Eileen – 20-30ish – Bombshell babe. Flighty and naïve. Play naive yet a bit manipulative.
Paul – Early 30s – Leading man type. Has a quiet, subtle sense of humor. Requires heavy make-out scene with Roz. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent. Must be able to do strong physical comedy.
Richard – 50ish – Very well dressed with smooth polish. Stiff, arrogant uppity lawyer type. Confident.

For more information please contact Jayma Kay at 219-688-8085 or jama.emerson1008@gmail.com.

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Sue Baxter