Moonlight and Magnolias’ at Old Courthouse Theatre
Through April 14
CONCORD — 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 (his idea of brain food), 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.
Based on true events. Performances run through April 14 at The Old Courthouse Theatre. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.octconcord.com or call 704-788-2405.
The Old Courthouse Theatre is located at 49 Spring St., NW