Moonlight and Magnoliasby Ron Hutchinson
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down produc-tion of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. So what's an all-powerful movie mogul to do?
While fending off the film's stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
Steven L. Barron*
JOSEPH ADAMS Broadway: The Real Inspector Hound, A View From the Bridge, The Survivor. Off Broadway: The Don Juan and the Non Don Juan (Vineyard), Balm in Gilead (Miuetta Lane). Regional: roles at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Hartford Stage, Studio Arena Theatre, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, and Florida Stage. Film and TV: Beautiful Ohio, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Law and Order: SVU, Judging Amy, and The Heidi Chronicles (TNT).
STEVEN L. BARRON is delighted to be returning to FST for Moonlight and Magnolias. Since appearing this summer in Good Evening, he has appeared in Tartuffe and Sight Unseen both with CSC in New Jersey. Favorite shows in the past include: Art, Arcadia, How I Learned to Drive, and The Glass Menagerie. In New York he appeared in The Brothers Karamazov Pts 1 & 2, and Lion Taming in Miami.
GARY MARACHEK New York Credits: Jekyll and Hyde, City of Angels, Fair Lady, La Cage, Ministry of Progress. National Tours: 1776, Everybody Loves Opal, Eleanor. Lead/featured roles at Goodspeed, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Ford’s Theatre, Coconut Grove, The Palace, York Theatre, TUTS, Jane Street Theatre, Theatre Row Theatre, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Actors’ Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre, Arkansas Rep, Westport, The Golden Apple, dozens more. Gary has performed in over 300 stage productions, has been featured in dozens of commercials, films and industrials, is a former Duke University drama professor, a published author, a five-time award winning actor and a featured soloist on two original cast albums.
YETTA LEVITT is celebrating her tenth FST Mainstage appearance and her 25th year as an Actors’ Equity member. Recent productions include Metamorphoses, 37 Postcards, and Invasion of Privacy (Handy Award-Best Actress). She began her career in Atlanta, in roles ranging from Lady Anne in Richard III (Academy Theatre) to Stanislavski’s wife in Chekhov in Yalta (Alliance Theatre). As a frequent guest artist at Mt. Holyoke College Summer Theatre, her credits include Last Night of Ballyhoo and Steel Magnolias.
Director | Richard Hopkins
Stage Manager | Stacy A. Blackburn*
Scenic Designer | Nayna Ramey
Costume Designer | Marcella Beckwith
Lighting Designer | Tom Sturge
*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association.
The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.