The Naples Players Cast Moon Over Buffalo
February 24, 2014
NAPLES, FL- The Naples Players have cast Moon Over Buffalo to be performed April 23 through May 17 in Blackburn Hall at Sugden Community Theatre. The show will be directed by Dallas Dunnagan and produced by Sandy Keeler and Linda Russell-Thorne.
Paul Graffy will star as George, the veteran stage actor who yearns for fame beyond Buffalo, NY. Graffy joins the Moon Over Buffalo cast with experience in numerous Players’ productions, including most recently Good People and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.
Erin Laughlin will play the role of Charlotte, George’s wife. Laughlin last performed with The Naples Players in The Mousetrap and Steel Magnolias. David Whalley will appear as Richard, the lovesick lawyer courting Charlotte.
Joining The Naples Players for the first time will be Rebecca Bronzini playing Roz, George and Charlotte’s daughter, Ty Landers playing Howard, the TV weatherman and Roz’s fiancé, Anthony Renda playing Paul, the Company Manager and Roz’s ex-fiancé and Ann Megna playing Ethel, Charlotte’s nearly deaf mother.
Alyssa Lee will take the stage as Eileen, a young, attractive actress in George’s company. Lee played “Pickles,” in The Naples Players production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical and was seen in last summer’s production of Les Misérables.
Moon Over Buffalo features theatre has-beens, George and Charlotte Hay, who are performing Cyrano de Bergerac and Private Lives in Buffalo, NY. But their dwindling dreams of stardom are once again ignited when Hollywood film director, Frank Capra, decides to drop in on their matinee performance in hopes of casting them as the new leads in his film, The Scarlet Pimpernel. But what show will he see, Cyrano, Private Lives, or perhaps a mash-up of the two? Ken Ludwig of Lend Me a Tenor and Leading Ladies, pens this showbiz satire that has all the ingredients of a good farce; slamming doors, mistaken identities, costume calamities and utter mayhem, where everything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
The show will be performed Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for students 21 and under, and can be purchased at the box office, by calling 239.263.7990 with credit card information, or by visiting naplesplayers.org. Sugden Community Theatre is located at 701 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples.
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Contact: Mary Shallies