“Moon Over Buffalo”, staged by the Lincoln County High School Drama Department, opens Friday night for a two-weekend run.
The madcap comedy centers on a group of actors from the 1950s, faced with the idea that live theatre is becoming a thing of the past thanks to the arrival of television, said Adam Faulkner, LCHS drama teacher.
George and Charlotte, fading actors in their mid-50s, are the central characters in the story.
“They’re desperate and determined they’re going to get one shot to make it in Hollywood when they learn a famous director is coming to see the show,” Faulkner said. “If they don’t make it with this show, it’s not going to happen for them, so they try to put on the best matinee possible to impress the director.
“Because of miscommunication, tensions between the actors and an unexpected arrival, everything that could possible go wrong starts to go wrong.
“It’s a good family show, a good fast-paced comedy,” he added.
Maggie Moore and Case Terry play the parts of Charlotte and George. Anna Bradford portrays the grandmother, Ethel; Cole Allen is Roz, George and Charlotte’s daughter; Chris Kelley is Howard, Roz’s fiancé; Jacob Thornton is Paul, Roz’s ex-fiancé and company manager for George and Charlotte; Zeb Holloway is Richard, a lawyer; and Catey Knox is Eileen, an actress in the company.
Torie Thompson is the lead costumer for the production; Preston Cagle, chief technical person; Cari Moravits, lead assistant director; Maggie Moore, hair and makeup; Cole Allen, publicity and hospitality; and Kyle Dale and Anna Braford, stage managers.
Performances are set for April 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. each evening. There will be 3 p.m. matinee performances on each Saturday, April 20 and April 27. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students for evening performances; $8 for all matinee performances.
A variety of concessions will be available each night.
Since the Fifth Annual Slawburger Festival and the Fourth Annual Cruisin’ For a Cure For Huntington’s Disease are slated for the next two Saturdays, those attending the LCHS play wearing a shirt from that Saturday’s event will be given a discount on tickets; there must be two in your party to receive the discount.
Call Lincoln County High School at 433-6505 to reserve tickets in advance; visit the website, tinyurl.com/lcdrama; or purchase tickets at the door.