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.
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.