Moonlight & Magnolias
By Ron Hutchinson
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with
Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.
Tuesday 24th -
Saturday 28th September 2024
7:30pm evenings & Saturday matinee 2:30pm
A Halifax Thespians - Main Stage Production
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. The screenplay, you see, just does not work.
So what is an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film's stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz.
Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.