Beckwith to host auditions March 26 for upcoming farce ‘Moon Over Buffalo’

Published 8:58 am Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Beckwith Theatre Company will be hosting auditions for its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig’s “Moon Over Buffalo” from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26 at its playhouse, at 100 New York Ave., Dowagiac.
“Moon Over Buffalo” is a farce that centers on an aging theatrical couple who spend most of their careers touring smaller cities around the New York/New Jersey area.
They believe Frank Capra is coming to see their show and possibly offer them parts in a major motion picture. They are in the midst of alternating “Cyrano de Bergerac” with “Private Lives,” which creates hilarious confusion, costume complications and mayhem, including slamming doors and mistaken identities along the way.
Beckwith will stage the show June 23 through 25 and June 30 through July 2. For more information or questions, contact director Jack Gannon at
Roles available are:
• George Hay, a traveling actor (Age 50 plus)
• Rosalind (Roz), George and his wife Charlotte’s daughter, who left the stage to lead a “normal” life (Age 25–40)
• Howard, a TV weatherman and Rosalind’s fiancé (Age 25–40)
• Paul, stage manager for George’s company, and Rosalind’s ex-fiancé (Age 25–40)
• Ethel, Charlotte’s nearly deaf mother (Age 70 plus)
• Richard, a lovesick lawyer who is courting Charlotte (Age 45 plus)
• Eileen, an actress in George’s company who was George’s one-night stand (Age 25–35)
“Moon Over Buffalo” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.