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Page 18 Heiiis Brookfine Journal. Saturday. August 23, 1997 6 @ MARY LUCY BIVINS plays Charlotte Hays and Terry Loughtin plays George Hays -- a couple of second-rate thespians leading their troupe in performances in Buffalo -- in the backstage farce "Moon Over Buffalo," playing through Aug. 31 at the American Stage Festival in Milford. Tickets for "Moon Over Buffalo" range from $15 to $26, according to day of week. Shows are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sun- day at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Call the box office at 673-7515. ''f *- r MILFORD--The American Stage Festival ends its summer with the backstage farce, "Moon Over Buffalo," Aug. 21-31 at the Summer Stage in Milford. Written by Ken Ludwig, au- thor of "Lend Me A Tenor." "Moon Over Buffalo" relives the comical experiences of George and Charlotte Hays, a couple of second-rate thespians who along with the rest of their troupe are performing in Buf- fhlo. N.Y. The troupe is performing "C3Tano De Bergerac" and "I:h'i- rate Lives" in rep when Char- lotte learns that George is hmqng an affair with the company's in- genue, who has just found out that she is pregnant. Charlotte is furious and threatens to run off with her lav, Ter. Their con- fused daughter arrives tD'ing to choose between the lovesick weatherman and her good look- ing ex-boyfi'iend. As if this isn't enough to hinder a perfor- mance. George gets extremely drunk in an attempt to avoid his problems. The obvious hilari " occurs \vhen the company finds out that Frank Capra. the big-shot Hol- lywood producel: is coming to the next performance and no one seems to know which show to perform. ASF debuts Making his Stage Festival acting debut as George Hays is Terry Loughlin. Loughlin di- rected "'Sylvia" at ASF's Court Street Theatre and is the resi- dent director at the Charlotte RepertoD" Theatre. Loughlin's recent acting credits include Mervin in "'The Sisters Rosenwieg," Tito in "Breaking I gs" and Ban3, nore in "I Hate Hamlet." Loughlin is active in the North Carolina film indus- season's thriller, cents." She is American Re Institute at Daniel Trm4s as Tom Fitzsimmons as the roles of Travis is making his, tival debut and can nizt d from his -Guiding The Wc pre iously ap[ m 'Noises Off let" Fitzsim 1 ~ it] the long r Paper Chase." Ann Diamond who was last seen ROSALIND HAYS. played by Celeste Ciulta, is a young woman who Grandma KurnitZ u must choose between her ex-boyfirend and Howard, played by Dan Yonkers," is Travis, in "Moon Over Buffalo," Ethel. Charlotte's ing their Stage try with appearances in such and Sarah in "The Sisters are Sally Ann films as "From the Hip," "Coupe Rosenwieg.'Hertelevisionand the pregnant inge De Ville." "Murder in New movie credits include "The Laurent Giroux Hampshire," "Billy Bathgate" Road to Wellville." "Body Charlotte's and "'A Time To Kill." where Count." "Timepiece" with "Moon Over he played the head juror. James Earl Jones. and Trumanproduced with Playing Charlotte Hays is Capote's "One Christmas," star- tory Theatre. The Maw Lucy Bi qns, who is also ring Katharine Hepburn and production will making her Stage Festival de- Hen " Winklel: Carolina at but. Some of Bivins' favorite Appearing as Rosalind, therun in Milford. roles include Hannah Pitt in Hays" daughten is Celeste Ciulla. allows the "Angels in America," "B" in who appeared in the season production cost "Three Tall Women," Fanny opener "Tea and S3Tnpathy" as the production qualit)" Cavendish in "Royal Family" Laura Reynolds and in last The Big Bad Wolf' blows into Mern MERRIMACK--Merrimack would be a good choice? Sheila CommuniWTheatreinvitesthe Melanson. Raymond G. young at heart to see 'Who's DeRusha III, and Courtney Afraid ofthe Big Bad Wolf?" by Mulligan not only dance, but John Cabe on Saturdab: Aug. 23 build three houses to protect and Sunday. Aug. 24. at 1 p.m. their tender young pork chops. The one-hour show will take They are not ve " cooperative. place outdoors on the band- How about Little Red Riding stand in the Abbie Griffin Park, Hood, played by Michele Merrimack, on Route 3between Torino? She is a young girl who Connell's Shopping Center and just wants to have fun. Little girl, Mobil gas station. Entrance to what's in your basket? No luck the park is off Baboosic Lake here. Bet you could catch a slow Road next to Town Hall, The grandma played by Erin Belser. play is about the Big Bad Wolf. Not slow enough? What more played by David Duchmzne, who could a hungD" wolf ask for? is looking for something to eat. To add to the confusion but who? there's Pierre, played by Scan Maybe the three little pigs Johnson. He is the great French Canadian woods north. Mot Joan Be plays the part who helps w particip This is niW Theatre duction: it of charge in appreC the support the given MCT the Bring chaffs your c neighbors" the park. an) vhere For more 424-5344 or 42,43892- . .. ......A quick look at the arts .. ..'" Marionette movement and manipulation, this at manipulation and explore focus, intention, meaning and inter-puppet rela- Old Wiltc PETERBOROUGH--The tionships in scenes: Tuition is musical, New England Marionette Opera $40. Enrollment is limited: call Rosanna GamsOn: will offer an 8-hour course in 924-4022 to reserve a space.Friday ant "The Art of Marionette Manipu- The closing lation" beginning Sept. 15 at the will be SundaY theater in Peterborough. Nemo sleeps p.m. Adults, The four sessions run from WILTON--"Little Nemo in reservations, c 7-9 p.m. Monday and WednesdaySlumberland," described as the evenings, Sept. 15. 17, 22 and 24. surreal exploits of a young boy QUICK LOOK Sessions will begin with basic who loves to dream, continues Please turn to page 15 RECENT ARRIVALS Windows On The World Complete Edition, b) Kevin Zraty (Sterling. The Secret Family: Twenty-four Hours Inside the Mys- appreciation ~oks out there, and tt terious World of Our Minds and Bodies, by David ,. " itT'wTal ,o..a,o, oo Bodanis (Simon & Schuster, $27.50): As he did in his e',e-. ,) N wl Ilalkno~,rmPthat wine is opening previous books, The Secret House and The Se- an important ingredient of a long and cret Garden, David Bodanis now reveals the secret life of sense to try and figure out whic our most intimate dwellings, our minds and bodies, as he and value. This book will help, a lot. 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