by Ken Ludwig.
This madcap comedy is set in “scenic” Buffalo, New York, in 1953, and centers on George and Charlotte Hay, a married pair of fading stars, who are currently touring with two shows in repertory – Noel Coward’s PRIVATE LIVES and the Rostand classic, CYRANO DE BERGERAC.
On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George's dalliance with a young ingénue, the Hays receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: legendary screen director Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee. It seems Capra’s latest leading man has taken a spill and Capra is now in search of just the right replacement.
Of course, everything that could go wrong does. Add in the darling daughter, her clueless fiancé, an old flame that’s all too easy to rekindle, more than a bit of booze, Charlotte's ancient hard-of-hearing father, a few mistaken identities, and countless other wrong turns, this farce will have you laughing until the sun comes up.