February 9, 2014 – The King’s College Theatre Department will present playwright Ken Ludwig’s madcap backstage comedy, “Moon Over Buffalo,” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19-21 and Feb. 23, and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
The play centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s on tour in Buffalo, New York, performing a repertory of “Private Lives” and “Cyrano De Bergerac.” 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, including 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.
“Moon Over Buffalo” will feature actors Betty Montgomery, Philadelphia (Charlotte Hay); Jarred Stagen, Lords Valley (George Hay); Liz Hoover, Dallas (Rosalind Hay); A.J. Krier, Mapleshade, N.J., (Paul); Mary Elchert, Pen Argyl (Ethel); Anders Larson, Millers Place, N.Y. (Howard); Amanda Kotch, Dallas (Eileen); and Wilton Curiel, Wilkes-Barre (Richard Maynard).
The George P. Maffei II Theatre is located in the Administration Building on North River Street. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for King’s alumni and non-King’s students.
Jarred Stagen and Betty Montgomery headline King’s upcoming performance of Ken Ludwig’s comedy, “Moon Over Buffalo.”