Saturday, January 9, 2010
The Gaslight Baker Theatre
begins its 2010 Season with the hilarious Hollywood romp
Moonlight and Magnolias
by Ron Hutchinson,
January 29 through February 14, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
with matinees on Saturday, February 6 and on Valentines Day, Sunday, February 14 Purchase Tickets Here
It is 1939 and Hollywood is buzzing. 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 script, you see, just doesn’t work.
So what’s an all-powerful movie mogul to do? 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.
Moonlight and Magnolias features some of The Gaslight Baker Theatre’s most accomplished and recognizable actors. David Schneider leads the cast as David O. Selznick, along with Steve Lawson as Victor Fleming, Randy Wachtel as Ben Hecht, and Esther Williams as Miss Poppenghul. The production is directed by Todd Martin with the assistance of David Young.