Moonlight and Magnolias is a play by Ron Hutchison, but also it was the first title for David O. Selznick “Gone with the Wind” epic. The storyline takes us three weeks into the making of “Gone with the Wind,” when Selznick did not feel the script was working. So, he locked himself in his office with Ben Hetch, known as the Script Doctor, and Victor Fleming, who was, at the time, directing “The Wizard of Oz,” in order to come up, in five days with a “workable” script.
The only problem is that Hetch had never read Gone with the Wind, so Selznick and Fleming end up acting it out for him, scene by scene. It’s a zany comedy based on a true story, and the audience has a hard time keeping up with laughing at the jokes.
Experienced actors are needed to portray Selznick (in this 30s) Fleming and Hetch (in their 50s).
Auditions will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Waynesboro Players Warehouse on East Main Street.
Edited by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at [email protected].