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Moon over buffalo

This page is designed for press covering Patio Playhouse's production of “Moon Over Buffalo” running  in Escondido, CA from Aug. 28- Sept. 20, 2015.


Press opening is Aug. 28.  

Patio Playhouse
Proudly Presents Moon Over Buffalo


Come ready to laugh at this wacky backstage comedy by Kevin Ludwig, running Aug. 28 through Sept. 20.


Escondido, CA – (August 20, 2015)  Patio Playhouse is proud to present Moon Over Buffalo, a comedy taking place behind the curtains! The public is invited to grab a backstage pass and witness the madness and mayhem of this entertaining show from the comfort of their seats.   The 3-week run will begin Friday, August 28 and play through Sunday, September 20, with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. and afternoon performances on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. 




This beloved backstage comedy by the author of Lend me a Tenor brought Carol Burnett out of retirement to play Charlotte (and earned her a Tony nomination!). Two aging stars of stage and husband and wife team, George and Charlotte Hay, have been reduced to playing Cyrano de Bergerac and Private Lives with a cast of five. But they have one last chance to make it big - famous director Frank Capra is coming in to see a matinee, and rumor has it that he's looking to cast his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Their grown daughter Rosalind has brought her fiancée to demonstrate the value of a regular life, only to find that she’s still in love with stage manager Paul. Add Ethel’s nearly deaf and George-hating mother to round out the mayhem... and all ages will love this!


The show features Richard Rivera (George) and Eliane Weidauer (Charlotte), leading a cast which includes Candice McClung (Ethel), Greg Crabill (Richard), Josh Meihaus (Howard), Kat Vaughn (Roz), Greg Falge (Paul), and Cindy Chavez (Eileen).




All shows will be presented at Patio Playhouse, located at 201 E. Grand Ave., Suite 1D in Escondido (entrance on Kalmia St. between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli).  Tickets for this production will be available for the cost of $18 for adults, $15 for seniors/military/students, and $10 for youth 16 and under.  For reservations, contact the Patio Playhouse box office at (760) 746-6669, email, or via our website at  Directed by Margo Essman.  Produced by Grant Gelvin.


About the Theater:


Patio Playhouse is Escondido's only community theater. Established in 1967, Patio Playhouse is located in the heart of Escondido. The company is an independent, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any external body. To find out more about Patio Playhouse, please visit or find our page on Facebook.  .


For Information:


Contact Patio Playhouse.

what the PRESS are saying:

"Moon Over Buffalo packs more comic genius onto the stage than anything in recent memory!"


-USA Today 

"Somewhere up above, George S. Kaufman, Abe Burrows, Moss Hart and all those clever fellows who wrote the comedies of yesteryear are rolling with laughter, echoing the audience last night at Moon Over Buffalo. The play is nothing less than a love letter to live theater."


-Boston Herald 

""Wildly funny!" 


-ABC News 

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