Link to CCU Home Page
Link to Quick Links
Link to Search Link to CCU Home Page
News Releases
spacer image
 
August 30, 2014   
Posted: August 31, 2005
Coastal's "Moon Over Buffalo" features lively comedy

  Robin Edwards-Russell and Greg London are zany in "Moon Over Buffalo" at CCU.  
Coastal Carolina University Theater will open its 2005-2006 season with "Moon Over Buffalo," a lively backstage comedy by Ken Ludwig. The show will run from Wednesday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 18 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 children 18 and under, and free with CCU ID card.

Set in 1953, this madcap misadventure is about an aging acting couple, Charlotte and George Hay, who have been reduced to touring the "B" circuit in places such as Buffalo, N.Y. Fate has granted them one last shot at the big time, however, and these down-and-out thespians maneuver desperately - and hilariously - to achieve stardom at last. Filled with comic invention, running gags and absurd misunderstandings, "Moon Over Buffalo" is a love letter to live theater.

"It's laugh-out-loud funny," says Thom Penn, a Coastal teaching associate in theater who is making his directorial debut. "This play has many elements in common with the classical French farce."

On Broadway, "Moon Over Buffalo" starred Carol Burnett, then Lynn Redgrave, and is in production for the West End in London. Ludwig is the author of several Broadway and London hits. "Crazy for You" earned a Tony award and "Lend Me a Tenor" won two Tonys.

Starring Coastal theater professors Robin Edwards-Russell as Charlotte and Greg London as George, the cast also features David Russell, Christen Eason, Sloan Huggins, Trey Gerrald, Kristina Clifford and Adam Powell.

For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 349-2502.

Search Options:
Select Specific Year(s):
2014 2006
2013 2005
2012 2004
2011 2003
2010 2002
2009 2001
2008 2000
2007
View ALL Archived News
 
Link to CCU Home Page
University Policies | Site Policies | Contact Us
© 2014 Coastal Carolina University | P.O. Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528-6054 | +1 843-347-3161