Enter Moonlight and Magnolias, a play that imagines that troubled time and adapts it for the stage. The action centers around producer David Selznick, director David Fleming and screenwriter Ben Hecht, as Selznick shuts down production and sequesters all three men in a hotel room over the course of a serious weekend to bang out a scrip that works, damn it. Laughter and tears ensue.
Its really the right balance, says Craig Bond, artistic director at Vintage Theatre, which is putting on the show. There are some theater-goers who love to forget all their troubles and laugh, and there are others who like to be challenged. This play is a great compromise.
Moonlight and Magnolias opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Vintage, 2119 East 17th Avenue, and continues its run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of the month. For tickets, $20 to $25, or more information, call 303-839-1361 or visit www.vintagetheatreproductions.com.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starts: July 1. Continues through July 31, 2011