Moonlight and Magnolias
By Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Barry Nyquist
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production 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
Produced by Beloit Civic Theatre at Elizabeth Reinholz Theater, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St., Beloit
Performances: January 26 - February 4, 2017
January 26, 27, 28 and February 2, 3, 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on Jan. 28, 29 and Feb. 4
Ticket Prices: $10 adults; $8 students and seniors 60+
Call 608-362-1595 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will likely be in early November. Check the BCT website later for details.