The Elmira Theatre Company has just completed a successful 2008-09 season and is getting ready for the next one
Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson, will be directed by Sue Jennings.
The show is about a much loved movie. David O. Selznick has shut down production on the most eagerly anticipated movie in history – Gone with the Wind – scrapping the original script and sacking the director in the process.
He is determined to get a rewrite in five days, and he engages the services of ace script doctor Ben Hecht – possibly the only person in America who has not read the novel.
Selznick also poaches movie director Victor Fleming straight from the set of The Wizard of Oz where he has been squabbling with the Munchkins and coming to blows with Judy Garland. Selznick’s reputation is on the line, and with nothing but a stockpile of peanuts and bananas to sustain them, he locks himself in his office with his two collaborators, and a marathon creative session begins.
The audition times are June 22 and 24 at 7pm at the Elmira Theatre Company, 76 Howard Avenue, Elmira.
The show requires: three men and one woman. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.
The cast includes:
– David O. Selznick, playing age 35 to 55; movie producer;
– Ben Hecht, age 35 to 55; screenplay writer;
– Victor Fleming, 35 to 55, movie director; and
– Miss Poppenguhl, 30, secretary.
Elmira Theatre Company is a community theatre organization. New faces are always welcome, on stage and off, and no experience is necessary.
Show dates are Feb. 10 to 20, and the show is the troupe’s in-festival Western Ontario Drama League entry.
For more information call Sandy Weiler at 519-888-7497.