Wednesday November 21, 2012

DUMMERSTON -- The Vermont Theatre Company presents Ken Ludwig’s "Moon Over Buffalo," which opens Friday, Nov. 30, and runs through Dec. 9 at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston.

"Moon Over Buffalo" tells the story of a jaded family of traveling actors struggling to make it from the stage to the movies. Their big chance comes in Buffalo, where they are performing "Cyrano de Bergerac," but when they hear Frank Capra is considering them for roles in his next film and is coming to see their show, everything that possibly could go wrong does.

Michelle Page is the director of VTC’s production of "Moon Over Buffalo." The cast features Carlton Smith as Charlotte Hay, Jim Bombicino as her havoc-wreaking husband George, Nell Curley as their daughter Rosalind, who has left the stage but returns for a visit with her nervous fiancé, played by Ian Mahoney, James Gelter as Rosalind’s ex-boyfriend, Amanda Rink as the young ingénue Eileen, Bruce Holloway as the Hays’ lawyer Richard, and Sue Rowell as Charlotte’s nearly deaf mother Ethel. Mike Shedd is the technical director and Brenda Seitz is stage manager, assisted by Kate Maisner.

Ludwig wrote "Moon Over Buffalo" just a few years after his "Lend Me a Tenor" won three Tony Awards.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m., at the Dummerston Evening Star Grange on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7 and 8, and matinees on Sunday, Dec. 2 and 9, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for seniors and students. There will be an American Sign Language interpreted performance on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the VTC box office at 802-258-1344 or by e-mailing vtcreservations@gmail.com.

For more information about the play and the Vermont Theatre Company, visit www.vermonttheatrecompany.com, or find them on Facebook and Twitter at @realvermonttheatrecompany.