WHAT: Summit Theatre Group presents “Moon over Buffalo,” a comedy by Ken Ludwig (1995), directed by Mark Hamilton.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 24-25; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26.
WHERE: MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 500 SW Longview Road, Lee's Summit.
TICKETS: $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. For more information, go to www.summittheatre.org or visit either of the two Lee's Summit Hy-Vee stores.
WHAT THE SHOW IS ABOUT: In Buffalo in 1953, George and Charlotte Hay are a married couple who lead a touring repertory theater troupe, though they are bit past their prime themselves as actors. They believe they have one more shot at Hollywood stardom when they learn the famous director Frank Capra will be watching their matinee performance. Roz is the former troupe member who wanted a real acting career and didn't want to be like her parents, Howard the TV weatherman is her fiance, Ethel is Charlotte's nearly deaf mother, Eileen is an aspiring actress having a fling with George, Paul is the young and handsome actor who used to date Rosalind but didn't want to leave the troupe and Richard is George and Charlotte's attorney who is always trying to get Charlotte to leave George (summary courtesy of John Beaudoin). Cast members are from Lee's Summit, Kansas City and suburbs in Kansas.
George Hay: Joe Caronia
Charlotte Hay: Jacqueline Friedhof
Rosalind “Roz” Hay: Erzie Killeen
Ethel: Dee Dee Diemer
Howard: Eli Biesemeyer
Eileen: Julie Thompson
Paul: David Webster
Richard: Jon Specht