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This rainbow, designed by local artist Maureen Pesta, decorated the Royal-off-the-Square Theatre  in the '70s and '80s.



Moon Over Buffalo   Performances:      August 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2016.
by:     Ken Ludwig   Directed By:     John Hardaway


  Produced By:    Darin Richart

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950's. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with 5 actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.          Contains some adult language and innuendo.

"Moon Over Buffalo packs more comic genius onto the stage than anything in recent memory!" - USA Today

"Moon Over Buffalo is hilarious! Ludwig stuffs his play with comic invention, running gags and neat sense of absurdity. An evening of farcical delight. Go and enjoy!" - New York Post (Clive Barnes)

"Moon Over Buffalo is what a staged comedy should be. It is a wild and wacky farce. It’s “Waiting for Guffman” meets “Noises Off” meets your favorite Shakespeare comedy as performed by the Marx Brothers. Be prepared to leave the theater exhausted from laughter." - The News Tribune, WA





Played By:

George Hay Matt Nieman
Charlotte Hay Tracy Cox
Ethel Connie Hardaway
Rosalind Kat Baute
Paul Jacob Dufour
Howard Jeremy Hendrix
Richard John Hiester
Eileen Aurora Willman
Set work Joe Bradley,
  Joe McGill,
  Joe Reynolds
Sound design Stevi Begley
Lights Vickey Oliphant


Rosalind (Kat Baute) comforts her nervous fiance, Howard (Jeremy Hendrix) before he meets her family for the first time