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Summer comedy to play at Main Street Playhouse

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Hollywood is all a buzz in 1939 when legendary movie producer David O. Selznick halts production of “Gone With the Wind.”

The screenplay is just not working, so Selznick summons the best re-write guy and director in the business. However, the writer had never read Margaret Mitchell’s novel, and he has to pull the director off the set of “The Wizard of Oz.” Together, the producer and director act out scenes from the novel to help famed writer Ben Hecht bring this masterpiece to life.

Hilarious chaos ensues as the three men reach their breaking point as they endeavor to create the biggest blockbuster of all time in only five days.

Catch the RATT pact’s performance of “Moonlight and Magnolias”  on Thursday, July 28,  Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 at the Main Street Playhouse and Event Center.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. each night.

The Playhouse is located at 172 SW Range Avenue in downtown Madison.

Directed by Jessica Webb, this play showcases the talents of local cast members and crew. Playing the role of Selznick is Justin Webb, whose portrayal of Scarlett O’Hara will have you in stitches. Local art teacher Donn Smith takes on Ben Hecht and delivers his dry humor with a spot on performance. Patrick Loveless of Monticello plays Fleming and portrays Ashley and Melanie Wilkes with side splitting humor. Judie Baldwin tries to keep chaos to a minimum as Selznick’s efficient secretary. Dawn Renner lends her organization skills as stage manager and Tim Dunn coordinates tech effects.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting

There will be an opening night special on Thursday, July 28, with tickets going for $10.

Tickets for the Friday and Saturday night performances will be $12. For more information, call (850) 464-4010.

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