Comedy opens at Westport Community Theatre
Updated 7:49 am, Saturday, September 17, 2011
Westport Community Theatre opened its 2011-12 season on Friday, Sept. 16, with "Moonlight and Magnolias," a Hollywood movie-industry farce.
The opening-night show is scheduled at 8 p.m. in the Westport Town Hall theater.
The plot is set in Hollywood in 1939, and producer David O. Selznick's has serious problems with the script for his epic "Gone With the Wind." So Selznick shuts down filming, fires the director and pulls director Victor Fleming off "The Wizard of Oz." The producer locks himself, Fleming and script doctor Ben Hecht in his office for five days until they have a screenplay.
Hurdles include not having read Margaret Mitchell's novel. Living on peanuts and bananas, they rework the script and act out the drama.
The show runs through Oct. 2.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There also will be an 8 p.m. performance Thursday, Sept. 22.
Tickets are $18 to $20. Senior discounts are available as are student-rush discounts 15 minutes prior to performances.
For reservations or information, call 203- 226-1983 or visit: www.westportcommunitytheatre.com.