Moonlight and Magnolias

Adobe Theater
9813 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Have you ever wished you could be "a fly on the wall" at some important event? How about the Yalta Conference with Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin? Or the Oval Office listening to Nixon, Haldeman and Erlichman? The Adobe Theater invites you to witness the (almost) true events in the private office of producer David O. Selznick as he manipulates and dominates writer Ben Hecht and director Victor Fleming in putting together the screenplay for "Gone With The Wind" in only five frantic days! Selznick had stopped the shooting on the epic film out of dissatisfaction with the script and the previous director. He yanked the unwilling Fleming off of the half complete "Wizard of Oz," and insisted that Hecht (who had never read the bestselling book) sit and type a new screenplay as he and Fleming acted out the scenes. So much is true, but Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious play by Ron Hutchinson, gives us the "inside dope" about Hollywood in 1939: its egoistic players, their triumphs and disasters. The play also explores class and ethnic attitudes in Tinseltown during the run-up to WWII.

Visit the Moonlight and Magnolias website:

http://www.adobetheater.org/