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Comedic 'Moon Over Buffalo' comes to Sutter Street Theatre

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KNOW AND GO
What: “Moon Over Buffalo”
When:  8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays through March 17
Where:  Sutter Street Theatre
Cost:  Tickets are $23 general, $21 seniors, $18 students with an ID Card
Info: For tickets and more information call (916) 353-1001 or visit www.SutterStreetTheatre.com.

In the madcap comedy tradition of “Lend me a Tenor,” “Moon Over Buffalo” centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing “Private Lives” and “Cyrano De Bergerac” in rep in Buffalo, New York, with five actors.

On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of “The Scarlet Pimpernel.”

Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body. Ludwig stuffs “Moon Over Buffalo” with comic invention, running gags and a neat sense of absurdity.

The show at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays through March 17.

Tickets are $23 general, $21 seniors, $18 students with an ID Card.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (916) 353-1001 or for on-line ticketing go to www.SutterStreetTheatre.com.