Mill Town Players present Moonlight and Magnolias

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The Mill Town Players will present their next production, Moonlight and Magnolias, beginning Friday, Jan. 17.

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.
 Moonlight and Magnolias is directed by Noah Taylor and stars Bruce Meahl, Rod McClendon, Chris White, and Nancy Burkard.
 Tickets are only $12, with discounts for seniors, military, and students, and can be purchased online at www.milltownplayers.org, by calling (864)947-8000, or at the door.
The play will open Friday, Jan 17, which happens to be the 80th anniversary of the release of Gone With the Wind, and run through Feb. 2.
Moonlight and Magnolias starts Friday
Pictured – The Mill Town Players will present their production of Moonlight and Magnolias, beginning this Friday. Pictured (L to R) Nancy Burkard, Bruce Meahl, Rod McClendon, Chris White. (Photo by Will Crooks)