Moonlight and Magnolias

Spring 2020

Please note: Due to Monroe Community Players creating a new venue from scratch, dates for Becky’s New Car are not available at this time. As soon as MCP knows, we will be updating this page with the dates and times. Thank you for your patience and we hope you’ll be excited about our new performance space.

Moonlight and Magnolias
Written by Ron Hutchinson

1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn’t work. So what’s an all-powerful movie mogul to do?

While fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.

Directed by Robert Yoman