Plays Directory : Moonlight and Magnolias

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Ron Hutchinson
  • Overview
    Legendary film producer David O. Selznick is five weeks into shooting Gone With the Wind when he realizes the script is awful and the director doesn't have a clue. He has five days to replace them and restart the shoot or the production shuts down.

    Selznick calls Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard to Oz to direct, and he taps legendary playwright, screenwriter and "script doctor" Ben Hecht to rewrite the script. There's only one problem - Hecht hasn't read the book.

    Over the course of five madcap days, the three men, assisted by Selznick's assistant, Miss Poppenghul, frantically craft one of the most beloved screenplays of all time, as Selznick and Fleming act out the book for Hecht and the phone rings off the hook with calls from the likes of Vivien Leigh, Louis B. Mayer and Ed Sullivan.

    The play is written as farce, but the characters also deal with serious questions about race and the tenuous power of Jewish executives in Hollywood.

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2 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Ryan Bannon
Ryan Bannon
Actor
2019, Ben Hecht
Village Playhouse
Chris Gilbey - Smith
2017, Victor Fleming
Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa
Stevie French
2017, Miss Poppenghul
Putney Arts Theatre
Ben Grafton
Ben Grafton
Actor
2017, David O Selznick
Putney Arts Theatre
Ingrid Pierson
Ingrid Pierson
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, Stage Manager
Trinkle Main Stage
Alexandra Farrow
Alexandra Farrow
Assistant Stage Manager
2015, Assistant Stage Manager
Gordon Craig Theatre
Derek Howard
Derek Howard
Actor
2015, Ben Hecht
Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
Alexis Caley
Alexis Caley
Actor
2015, Miss Poppenghul
Lisa Hickey
Lisa Hickey
Wardrobe Supervisor
2015, Costume Designer/Supervisor
Claire Andreadis
Claire Andreadis
Voice Over: English
2014, Miss Poppenghul
Claire Andreadis
2014, Miss Poppenghul
Vienna's English Theatre
David Weills
David Weills
Actor
2012, Ben Hecht
Andrew Kirkby
Andrew Kirkby
Sound Designer
2012, Sound Designer
Perth Theatre
Marianne Forde
Marianne Forde
Deputy Stage Manager
2012, Deputy Stage Manager
Karen Brooks
Karen Brooks
Actor
2011, Miss Poppenghul
Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames
Dan Gough
Dan Gough
Actor
2011, David O. Selznick
Priory Theatre
James Watson
James Watson
Creative Producer
2011, Set Implementation
The Little Theatre, Leicester
Brandon Leatherman
2011, David O. Selznick
Cape Fear Playhouse
Simon Mitelman
2010, David O. Selznick
Mary Wallace Theatre
Scot Shepley
Scot Shepley
Drama Tutor
2010, David O. Selznick