In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the Alban Arts Center presents the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo on February 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25. Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, who have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in repertory with five actors. But on-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, impregnating the company’s ingénue. When Charlotte learns of this, she prepares to run away with the family lawyer, sending lightweight George on a grief-stricken drinking binge. On the brink of a disastrous split-up, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body. Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, truly a valentine to the stage.
Sunday, February 25 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Alban Arts Center
65 Olde Main Plaza, St. Albans, WV 25177