Nevada's 2nd Oldest Continuously-Operating Theater Company, since 1965
Moonlight & Magnolias
Written by Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Karen Chandler
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down produc-tion 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.
has been acting for two-thirds of his life. After college, he spent sevin-ish years in L.A. striving to be a rich and famous actor. Upon realizing that fame and fortune are not worthy pursuits, and that he had no relatives in show business, he returned to northern Nevada. When not writing or occasionally appearing on local stages, he can be found amidst the sagebrush, basking in the glow of celebrity magazines on fire, drinking a beer and looking for shooting stars while ignoring the flashing lights of airplanes.
currently teaches Advanced Placement English Language and Literature at Carson High School. As both an actor and a director Jason has been active in Carson City, Reno and Lake Tahoe theater productions for over a decade. His most recent acting role was as himself in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged and Teddy in When You Coming Back Red Ryder. His most recent directorial experience was Lend Me a Tenor. As always Jason would like to thank his lovely wife Cheryl and his two beautiful children Rosalind and Sawyer for their love and support.
has had great fun during the short time he has been a part of this cast. He is thankful to Jim, Jason, Kate, Karen, and Andie for their warm welcome and patience. And to tonight's audience for understanding that he just got his lines memorized yesterday! He will also be performing next month in the Dakota Organization's production of "Annoyance," at the CVIC in Minden. Other recent performances include "Romeo & Juliet," "The Nerd," and "Lend Me A Tenor." He remains grateful for the continued love and support of his family and friends—especially his wife Kyla. Along with the baby they are expecting this summer!
It is a pleasure to once again be a part of a PPI production and a joy to work with such a talented cast. After spending my days in the classroom it is wonderful to spend evening rehearsals with such an inspiring group. Thank you to PPI and the audience for your continual support of the Arts in the Carson Valley.
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