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Moonlight and Magnolias
It is 1939 and David O. Selznick, the legendary producer, has stopped production on his movie, Gone With The Wind. He has fired the director and scrapped the screenplay because the story is not being told the way he wants it to be. He pulls legendary director Victor Fleming off The Wizard of Oz and calls in legendary screenwriter Ben Hecht to rewrite the screenplay. They have just five days and there is just one little problem: Ben Hecht is the only person in America who has not read Gone With The Wind. Locked into Selznick’s office with only brain food (bananas and peanuts) to live on, the three men hilariously manage to pull it off. With Selznick and Fleming acting out the scenes page-by-page, Hecht fashions the new screenplay despite constant wrangling with Fleming and artistic differences with Selznick and Margaret Mitchell. You’ll love this rollicking comedy and you’ll never see the movie the same way again!
Colonial Players Box Office - 410-268-7373, tickets.thecolonialplayers.org
Note: The set of this production will be strewn with peanuts. Patrons with peanut allergies should take precaution.
More About Colonial Players Theatre
Since 1949, the Colonial Players of Annapolis have been bringing a wide variety of dramatic productions to the area. Run entirely by volunteers, the Colonial Players offer productions including drama, musicals, experimental theater and children's shows. The Colonial Players' productions are open to the public, who are encouraged to audition. Stage crew volunteers are always needed.