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West Fargo High School presents Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo
West Fargo High School Theatre will present the “Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo” by special arrangement by Samuel French Inc. The show will performed January 31st, February 1st, and 2nd at 7:30pm. Matinee showings will be February 3rd at 2:30pm. All performances will be held at West Fargo High School. Ken Ludwig’s hilarious comedy, Moon OverBuffalo, will have audiences laughing from begging to end.
Moon over Buffalo marked Carol Burnett’s triumphant return to Broadway after 30 years (for which she received a Tony Award nomination). It’s 1953, and George and Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo they have the intention of running “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives” in repertory, all the while grumbling about missed Hollywood opportunities. But on-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, impregnating the company’s ingenue. When Charlotte learns of this, she prepares to run away with the family lawyer, sending lightweight George on a grief-stricken drinking binge. It turns out that Frank Capra is headed to town on a talent scouting mission looking to hire the couple for his swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel epic. As a result, the Hay family — including scornful, deaf mother in law Ethel, determinedly practical daughter Rosalind, and dashing actor Paul, Rosalind’s ex-boyfriend — must work overtime to get sloppy drunk George into his Cyrano hat and nose…. or is it his Elyot Chase smoking jacket? With the entrance of Rosalind’s fiance, anxious TV weatherman Howard — one man with two mistaken identities — and Richard Maynard, the wealthy lawyer hoping to lure Charlotte away to his mansion — the confusion only intensifies. With a plethora of pratfalls, slamming doors aplenty, and backstage shenanigans, Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, a valentine to the stage, and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre. This production features a cast and crew of artists from the West Fargo High School students, faculty, and advisors. The team works hard under the direction of Bryce Henrickson. There are also several student directors, choreographers, and costumers working to create the entire world of “Moon Over Buffalo” by special arrangement of Samuel French Inc. Hope to see you there.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and can be reserved beginning Friday, January 11th online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/32415.
WHO: West Fargo High School
WHAT: KEN LUDWIG’S MOON OVER BUFFALO by special arrangement of Samuel French Inc.
WHEN: January 31st, February 1st, and 2nd at 7:30pm; February 3rd at 2:30pm
WHERE: West Fargo High School Theatre—801 9th St E, West Fargo, ND 58078
TICKETS: $8 adults and $5 students.
Box Office: (701) 499-1971or https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/32415