Next at ACAT
Final Production of the Season!
Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson
June 1-2 and 8-9 at 7:30pm
June 3 and 10 at 2:00pm
Studio 93 at The Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. 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 a car 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.
Directed by Michael Jinbo, the comedy features a quartet of veteran ACAT actors: Randolph M. Jones as renowned Hollywood producer David O. Selznick; Peter Diplock as screenwriter and newspaperman Ben Hecht; Joe Klapatch as film director Victor Fleming; Karen LaPlante as Miss Poppenghul, Selznick’s secretary.
ALLERGY WARNING: Peanuts used extensively in this production.
$10 Senior Citizens (age 60 and older)
$10 Youth (age 18 and younger)