Moon Over Buffalo

Moon Over Buffalo

Ken Ludwig / Jan 23, 2020

Moon Over Buffalo Charlotte and George Hay an acting couple not exactly the Lunts are on tour in Buffalo in with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac revised one nostril version and Noel Coward s Private

  • Title: Moon Over Buffalo
  • Author: Ken Ludwig
  • ISBN: 9780573626517
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Charlotte and George Hay, an acting couple not exactly the Lunts are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac revised, one nostril version and Noel Coward s Private Lives This backstage farce by the author of Lend Me a Tenor brought Carol Burnett back to Broadway co starring with Philip Bosco as her megalomanic, drunken husband and leCharlotte and George Hay, an acting couple not exactly the Lunts are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac revised, one nostril version and Noel Coward s Private Lives This backstage farce by the author of Lend Me a Tenor brought Carol Burnett back to Broadway co starring with Philip Bosco as her megalomanic, drunken husband and leading man Fate has given these thespians one shot at starring roles in The Scarlet Pimpernel epic and director Frank Capra himself is en route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance Will Charlotte appear or run off with their agent Will George be sober enough to emote Will Capra see Cyrano, Private Lives or a disturbing mixture of the two Hilarious misunderstandings pile on madcap misadventures, in this valentine to Theatre Hams everywhere.

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    About "Ken Ludwig"

      • Ken Ludwig

        KEN LUDWIG is an internationally acclaimed playwright whose work has been performed in than 30 countries in over 20 languages He has had 6 shows on Broadway and 6 in the West End He has won two Laurence Olivier Awards, two Helen Hayes Awards, the Edgar Award, the SETC Distinguished Career Award, the Edwin Forrest Award for Services to the Theatre and he is a McCarter Sallie B Goodman Fellow His plays have been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Bristol Old Vic His first play on Broadway, Lend Me A Tenor, won three Tony Awards and the New York Times called it one of the two great farces by a living writer His other best known Broadway and West End shows include Crazy For You 5 years on Broadway, Tony Award Winner for Best Musical , Moon Over Buffalo, Leading Ladies, Twentieth Century, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Game s Afoot, The Fox on the Fairway, Midsummer Jersey, The Three Musketeers, Treasure Island and The Beaux Stratagem His plays have starred Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Lynn Redgrave, Mickey Rooney, Hal Holbrook, Dixie Carter, Tony Shalhoub, Anne Heche, Joan Collins, and Kristin Bell His book, How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare, was published in June 2013 by Random House, and his work has been published by the Yale Review He has degrees from Harvard, where he studied music with Leonard Bernstein, Haverford College and Cambridge University For information, please visit kenludwig


    1. This is another case where the production I saw was terrible, but I was still able to appreciate the script. Sure the acting was over-the-top and the directing was horrible but I could tell the show was at least intended to be performed well. Then again, aren't all plays meant to be performed well?Moon Over Buffalo follows a family of actors in a dying theatre company hoping for their first big break to make it big. The play has little references to other theatre shows, the state of theatre comp [...]

    2. Really funny, but too racy for us. Grandmother to adult granddaughter plus another lovely young woman who is pregnant by father. Couple starts to undress for sex. Extensive drunk scene but very funny. Gay jokes. Costumes specific to 16th century, 1920's and 1953. Lamp explodes in gunshot accident. Sex toy confusion. Simulated intercourse.

    3. I am not a fan of slapstick humor. The silly, drunken falling down the stairs comedy irritates me but there were some moments that redeemed it. Act 2 was certainly better than Act 1.

    4. Set in the 1950's America, this comedic play-within-a-play is rife with slapstick and situational humor, backstage shenanigans, and dysfunctional family dynamics.This eight person production centers around a traveling theatrical couple, George and Charlotte--whose marriage is on the rocks, along with their fading careers. Charlotte has ambitious dreams of breaking into Hollywood, while her husband seems content in his alcohol-addled, philandering ways. The inciting incident? George receives a ca [...]

    5. Moon Over Buffalo has a special place in my heart (Mainly because I had the pleasure of performing in a production of it). It is story of the Hay’s; a family of traveling actors and how one mistake by the leading man has the possibility to break the troupe apart. Ludwig’s characters are crazy; they do everything to the extreme. Most likely comes from their actor roots, because we all know actors are theatrical. Drunken performances, secret affairs, and tied up weathermen, this play is laugh [...]

    6. This play was an absolute gas. The dialogue was lighting-quick and the stage direction even more so. I picked it up because it took place in Buffalo, NY, a former stomping ground, and that was a payoff in itself. The digs at the wee city are hilarious and clever. The action between the characters was reminiscent of Philadelphia Story (a la Hepburn, Stewart and Grant). I just loved it and would be thrilled to see it on stage. I am sure small companies stay away from it because it would require pr [...]

    7. As a theatregoer, I like a well-done farce. It's a guilty pleasure but one that most audiences seem to share. Ken Ludwig's backstage farce "Moon Over Buffalo" isn't as dark or as viscerally uncomfortable as the more famous "Noises Off," but it packs laughs, quick entrances and exits, misunderstandings, prop work and all the other essential elements of a satisfying farce, complete with a happy ending.

    8. One of my favorite plays. It's witty, and the banter between George and Scarlet is genuinely funny. The surprise unintended pregnancy makes the plot into that of kind of a sitcom, but the play is still intelligent. Of course, the jokes appeal more to an older crowd, who can still remember the 1950's, and, therefore, it will soon be dated. However, I think it's laugh out loud funny and the writing and commentary on the theatre business is great.

    9. I enjoyed this play from the moment I finished the first scene on a plane ride home from the edinburgh fringe festival. The humor is just so accessible, it doesn't even need a great actor to get the humor of the script across, which is a sign of really good comedic play writing, at least for me. I had the joy of playing Eileen last fall and although a part on the smaller side, it was so fun to be apart of a play that demands as much energy as this play.

    10. OK, the farce placed backstage among crazies trying to make theater is hardly a new idea, but this has to be one of the best examples. A dysfunctional family troupe faces a variety of crises: keeping the troupe going, even if they have to play Buffalo; mom and dad's infidelities; daughter's defection to the non-theater world; and the remote hope that they might get parts in a Frank Capra film. Many doors are slammed, many identities are mistaken, and there is much drunkenness along the way.

    11. So funny, but not for high school. You'd have to explain too much of it and it's too long for my taste. I can shove them through 50 pages but not 120! Plus I steer away from make out scenes. I'm not gonna make someone's momma mad at me

    12. Fast-paced physical humor, razor-sharp wit make this a bubbling concoction of hilarity that you cannot put down! Laughed out loud too many times to count! :)

    13. Ahahaha. This play is hilarious. I was cracking up the whole time I read it. The characters are funny and three-dimensional, the plot is simple but fast and hilarious. Amazing. :)

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