Socorro Community Theater presents ‘Moon over Buffalo’

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From Ken Ludwig, the writer of “Lend Me a Tenor,” comes Socorro Community Theater’s fall production, “Moon over Buffalo.” This comedic farce brought Carol Burnett back to Broadway.

 

 

Set in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1953, the play’s hilarious misunderstandings and misadventures are sure to please the audience. The show is fast-paced, incorporating running gags and physical humor while paying homage to the stars of the 1950s.

The play centers around traveling actors Charlotte and George Hay, who are fallen stars performing repertory in Buffalo. Their daughter, Rosalind, has left the theater and her fiance, Paul, to try to live a “normal” life.

Rosalind returns to visit her parents and introduce them to her new fiance, Howard, a TV weatherman.

George’s philandering ways with a young actress threaten to break up the Hay’s marriage and the company; meanwhile, the company’s lawyer is ready to whisk Charlotte away with him.

Charlotte’s near-deaf mother, Ethel, lends a helping hand in the theater as well. Will George and Charlotte reconcile their issues? Will Rosalind come back to the theater company?

The cast is an even split of newcomers and actors experienced with the community theater.

“We have half and half, new and experienced actors, and I’m really pleased with that,” says director Bryan Hurtgen.

The cast includes Dr. Bill Stone, Theresa Apodaca, Kelly Kempton, Luke Hanks, Katherine Noe, Alan Roes, Rose Smith and Warren Marts.

Show dates are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14, at 7:30 p.m.; and a Sunday matinee on Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. All performances are held at the Garcia Opera House.

Admission prices at the door are $8 adults, $7 seniors and $6 students.

A special dinner theater will be held Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $32 by prepaid reservation only no later than 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15.

For more information or to make dinner theater reservations, call 575-835-2564 or visit www.socorro.com/sct.