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"Moon Over Buffalo" by Ken Ludwig

Performance Dates: February 16, 17, 18

Special Valentine's Day Preview on February 14

AUDITIONS - DECEMBER 27 & 28 • 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Hays Community Theatre; or by special arrangement with director* (contact Paul English,


SYNOPSIS: George and Charlotte Hay, a husband-and-wife team of actors, struggle to perform Cyrano de Bergerac and Private Lives in repertory while dealing with family crises and the possibility of a Hollywood director's visit. (4M/4W; Ages 20s-70)

  • George Hay - (Male, 50s) very dramatic, a slapstick type, over-the-top actor Must be able to do strong physical comedy, including pratfalls, running, stage combat (fencing), etc.   

  • Charlotte Hay - (Female, 50s) She helps to run the acting troupe and plays all the leads even those for which she is a bit too old. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.  

  • Ethel - (Female, 70s) Charlotte's mother. Grumpy, trouble-maker, hard of hearing, leading to comic misunderstandings.  Should have huge stage presence and strong comedic skills.  

  • Rosalind “Roz” Hay - (Female, 20-30 years old)  George and Charlotte's daughter, used to be an actress and a member of their acting troupe, but she decided that she wanted a real career, so she left - determined never to act again - or be like her parents. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.  

  • Eileen - (early 20s) is an aspiring actress, eager to please. She has a crush on George and has been having a fling with him.   

  • Howard - (late 20s-early 30s) – a weatherman and Rosalind's fiancé.  He comes across as a wimp, a little annoying, nervous, and very excitable. Must be able to do strong physical comedy.  

  • Paul - (late 20s-early 30s) is a member of the acting troupe, who used to be with Rosalind and still loves her and wants her back; but he is an actor first and foremost, so he wouldn't leave the troupe to be with her. Must be able to do strong physical comedy  

  • Richard - (50s) He is George and Charlotte's attorney, but he is in love with Charlotte - always trying to get her to leave George. He is wealthy and used to getting what he wants, and he is both amused and perplexed by the Hay family. 


Everyone auditioning will be required to read from these monologues and then will be asked to read from the scene selections. Actors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the material, but memorization is NOT required.

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