“Moonlight and Magnolias,” a fun, farcical, and somewhat-true behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the screenplay for “Gone with the Wind,” opens at 7:30 Friday, May 2, at the Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston.  Legendary movie producer David O. Selznick, (David Davalos, center)  has a problem. The filming of “Gone with the Wind” is going down the drain and he wants a new script and director. Locking himself in a room for five days with screen writer Ben Hecht, (right, Mike Anthony) and director Victor Fleming, (Peter Simon Hilton) and an unlimited supply of peanuts and bananas, (brain food), the three most talented men in Hollywood set out to create the perfect screenplay for the greatest movie ever made. “Moonlight and Magnolias” will be performed May 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 7:30 p.m.,  Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m., Saturday and  2 p.m. Sunday, with an added Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. on May 10. Tickets are $20 adults/ $16 groups of 10 or more and $5 for anyone 18 and under.  Call 782-3200 or visit www.thepublictheatre.org for more information. 
 

 

 


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