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Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Alan Burrows
Call Alan on 0412077761
Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre - Castella Street, Lilydale
Season three August 16 - September 1
Characters Summary: 3 men (30-50) 1 female 40+
David O. Selznick - Famous movie producer - single minded domineering.
Ben Hecht - playwright, sensitive, socially aware
Victor Fleming - Movie director - flashy, forthright.
Miss Poppenghul - Selznick's faithfull Secretary - cynical, bewildered.
Based on historical events, this is the story behind the making of David O. Selznick’s famous movie “Gone With The Wind”. Selznick is five weeks into the shoot when he realizes the script just doesn’t work, and the director is hopeless. He has only five days to find a new director and script, or the production will shut down. He calls Victor Fleming from the set of “The Wizard Of Oz” to direct, and legendary screenwriter, Ben Hecht, to rewrite the script. The only problem is, Hecht hasn't read the book, so Selznick and Fleming have to act it out for him. Over five crazy days, the three men, assisted by Selznick's assistant, Miss Poppenghul, madly put together one of the most famous and beloved screenplays of all time. Whilst written as a farce, Hutchinson's play also deals with serious issues such as race and the fragile position of Jewish executives in Hollywood.
Other Information: Rehearsals will tentatively be Sunday afternoons and Tuesday and Thursday evenings, or by negotiation.