Director Edie Kleinpeter, has her play, “Moonlight and Magnolias” ready to go. This raucus comedy opens Friday, June 8, and runs through June 17 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
Although the name of the play might not be familiar, its subject matter will be familiar to everyone. “Gone With The Wind” was in trouble three weeks into the filming. The script wasn’t working. Producer David O. Selznick was looking at a disaster. In order to save the film and to minimize the days he had to shut down the set (at $50,000 a day), he hired script doctor Ben Hecht and director Victor Fleming and kept them in his office for five days and nights to fix things.