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Weekend: ‘Moonlight and Magnolias’

Are you a movie buff that loves “Gone With The Wind?” Did you know that this year GWTW is celebrating its 75th anniversary? Well, if you can’t get to Atlanta for the big party, come to the Fort Findlay Playhouse to see “Moonlight and Magnolias” written by Ron Hutchinson, Feb. 27 through March 2 and March 6-8.
Legendary screen mogul David O. Selznick (played by M. James Foust) has a problem. The screenplay for his newest blockbuster “Gone With The Wind” just isn’t working. So how to fix it? Call in screenwriter Ben Hecht (played by Ed Griswold) and steal away director Victor Fleming (played by Marty Williams) from the “Wizard of Oz” set for help, of course!
Then to make them stay until the job is finished, have your loyal secretary Miss Poppenghul (portrayed by Linda England) hold all calls and lock the office doors.
With a fun mix of fact and fiction, the show tells the story of the birth of a legend. If you aren’t a “Gone With The Wind” fan or have never seen the movie, the fast pace, witty banter and slapstick comedy will still have you laughing.
The show is directed by Elizabeth Opperman and produced by Samantha Henry with production rights obtained from Dramatist’s Play Service. Show time is at 8 p.m. except for a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m.
Tickets are available by phone at The Arts Partnership box office at 419-422-4624 or at the door a half-hour before curtain time.

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