This madcap comedy centers on fading stars George and Charlotte Hay (William McDonough III and Jennifer Porter.) Their glory days long gone, they are consigned to touring the country from one lowbrow theater to another. The play finds them stuck in Buffalo with their small company, which includes Charlotte’s hard-of-hearing mother, Ethel (Francesca Jellison) who despises George; the stalwart and amiable Paul (Joe Spinelli); and the company ingénue, Eileen (Amanda Painter) who, after a dalliance with George, has found herself in the family way. Into this powder keg enter the Hays’ daughter, Rosalind, (Elisabeth Hardcastle) who has recently renounced the theater life and its accompanying lunacy; her bumbling new fiancé, local TV weatherman, Howard (Randy Hunt); and The Hays’ attorney, Richard Maynard (Dana Packard) who has designs on Charlotte. Chaos and hilarity ensue when Charlotte learns of George’s infidelity just as George receives news from their agent that the famous director Frank Capra is considering them for his new movie, and is on his way to Buffalo to see their matinee. But can the company contain the rollicking insanity long enough for George and Charlotte to finally make it back to the top?
"Moon Over Buffalo packs more comic genius onto the stage than anything in recent memory!" - USA Today
"Ken Ludwig is one of those rare contemporary playwrights who thinks in terms of old-fashioned knockabout farce, and that’s something to be cherished." - The New York Times
"Moon Over Buffalo is hilarious! Ludwig stuffs his play with comic invention, running gags and neat sense of absurdity. An evening of farcical delight. Go and enjoy!" - New York Post