Playhouse 2000, Kerrville’s Community Theater, is hard at work rehearsing for the first play of its 2012 Season: Moon Over Buffalo, a laugh-out-loud comedy by Ken Ludwig. The show will open in the beautiful Cailloux Theater on February 3 for a three-weekend run.
Like many plays by the American playwright Ludwig, Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced farce that will bring to mind the antics found in great old films such as Some Like It Hot and The Producers. The story revolves around a pair of once-glamorous Broadway stars whose careers have fallen on hard times. When a phone call fom Hollywood director Frank Kapra offers an opportunity for international stardom they must pull off one great matinee – a cinch if their private problems don’t get in the way.
The cast features Playhouse veterans R Sheldon Boyce and Maggie Meek as faded actors George and Charlotte Hay, Amy Goodyear as their daughter Rosalind, Ken DeZarn as company manager Paul, Joan Bryson as Charlotte’s mother Ethel and Jerry Mertz as the Hay’s lawyer, Richard. They are joined by newcomers Michael Stanard as the hapless weatherman engaged to Rosalind, and Animate Mazurek as the young starlet, Eileen.
All of these actors have been hard at work preparing for eight performances of Moon Over Buffalo on the stage of the Cailloux Theater – Fridays and Saturdays from February 3 through 18 at 7:30, plus a special Matinee performance on Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 and a “Pay What You Can” performance on Thursday, February 16 at 7:30.
Tickets range from $5 to $20, and as with all Playhouse performances, they are available at the Cailloux box office Monday through Friday 10am to 1pm or Saturday 10am to 3pm, by phone at (830) 896-9393, or online at ww.CaillouxTheater.com. Season Passes for 2012 are still available at just $60 for all five Playhouse 2000 productions in Season 2012