Comedy ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ to stage mid-June at WCU

“Moon Over Buffalo,” a comedic farce about a couple immersed in the world of theater, hits the stage for six nights in June at Niggli Theatre, on the campus of Western Carolina University.

Moon_Over_Buffalo_Web09This Kudzu Community Players production will show at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13; 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 18 through 20.

“Moon Over Buffalo” tells the story of George and Charlotte Hay, traveling actors in the midst of bungling an opportunity to star in a major motion picture. Their daughter, fellow actors and assorted other characters round out the play’s cast.

In addition to community members, Western Carolina University faculty, staff, students and alumni participate in the Kudzu Community Players, which is funded in part by a North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Grant administered by the Jackson County Arts Council.

WCU staff member Terry Welch plays Charlotte Hay, and community member Tom Wilson plays George. Claire Eye and D.V. Caitlyn, faculty in the department of stage and screen, play respectively daughter Rosalind Hay and Paul, who is a stage manager for George’s company and Rosalind’s former fiancé. WCU student Greg Kennedy, recent graduate Kelli Flynn and community members Ellen Faull and Don Atten also have roles. In addition to a speaking part, community member Mark Hudson made props. Anthony Giordano, a recent graduate, directs.

The Kudzu Community Players plan to stage another show in August. The theater group’s productions are some of the many cultural experiences, including shows, performances, camps and workshops, that Western Carolina offers the community this summer. For a comprehensive schedule, go here.

Tickets for the show cost $10 for the general public and $8 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the door (cash or check only). For more information, or to reserve tickets, call the Kudzu Community Players at (828) 508-2230.