Small Town Actors Get Shot at Stardom in
"Moon Over Buffalo" at Kelsey Theatre Sept. 19-28


8/27/08


An aging theater couple with their last shot at stardom sets the stage for the hilarious farce, "Moon Over Buffalo," presented by The Yardley Players at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Sept. 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance. Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

In this play-within-a-play, veteran stage actors George and Charlotte Hay find themselves close to the end of their less than illustrious careers. Appearing at a Buffalo theater, their repertory company is in the midst of performing two stage classics, "Cyrano de Bergerac" and Noel Coward's "Private Lives." When rumors begin to swirl that the famous Hollywood director, Frank Capra, is coming to Buffalo to audition George and Charlotte as replacement stars for his current film, misunderstandings ensue and the merriment begins. "Moon Over Buffalo" opened on Broadway in 1995 and ran for 309 performances.

The cast for "Moon Over Buffalo" includes: Kurt Penney as George Hay, Laurie Hardy as Charlotte Hay, Tara Wood as Roz Hay, Mike McCollum as Paul Singer, Eric Wishnie as Howard, Jaci D'Ulisse as Eileen, MaryAnn Wylie as Ethel and Jim Cordingly as Richard Maynard. Howard Matter directs the show and Marge Swider is the producer.

Kurt Penney and Laurie Hardy star as
George and Charlotte Hay.

Cast members are, from left, Kurt Penney, Jaci D'Ulisse, Laurie Hardy, Eric Wishnie, Tara Wood, Mike McCollum, and Mary Ann Wylie (seated). Not pictured: Jim Cordingly.

Tickets for "Moon Over Buffalo" are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events for the 2008-09 season, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure. To request a brochure by mail, email your request here. For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:

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