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Moonlight and Magnolias
Bloomington Theatre and Art Center
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington Theatre and Art Center (BTAC) is thrilled to announce the upcoming Bloomington Civic Theatre (BCT) production of Moonlight and Magnolias taking place in the Black Box Theater March 1-March 24.
Famed Hollywood producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, because he believes the script just doesn’t work. His solution: Fire the director, pull director Victor Fleming off The Wizard of Oz, and lock himself, Fleming, and script doctor Ben Hecht in his office for five days until they have a screenplay. Moonlight and Magnolias is based on this comedic true story of the characters working through and acting out Margaret Mitchell’s bestseller and in the process, making movie history. The Chicago Sun Times praised the play with "…a Hollywood dream-factory farce…At once a hyperventilating slapstick comedy, an impassioned love song and a blazing critique of Hollywood…just when you think it's all fun and games…[Hutchinson] turns the tables…he has a gift for enveloping you in blackness. And then, with a single line…he also can lift the heavy cloud and get on with the hilarity." And the New York Daily News exclaimed "Frankly, my dear, this is one funny play…a rip-roaring farce…[with] witty, pointed dialogue and hilarious situations…”.
Fittingly, the Saturday, March 23 performance of Moonlight and Magnolias will coincide with the 10th Annual Bloomington Writers’ Festival and Book Fair, taking place from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. Organized by the Bloomington Literary Council and supported by BTAC, this celebration of the literary arts includes a book fair, author readings, workshops and panels, and a keynote address by author, lecturer, performer, and master teacher, Tom Hegg. Additionally, Mr. Hegg will be teaching a Master Class on Friday, March 22, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. focusing on how to spark the writer’s creativity and overcome writing blocks. Literary arts enthusiasts may view a full schedule of events, obtain author and vendor applications, and register online at www.btacmn.org or call 952-563-8575 for more information.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
$20 for Adults, $18 for Seniors (age 62+), $15 for ages 25 and under