Moonlight and Magnolias

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May 15 – June 13, 2004 In the Owen
Approximate running time: 2 hours

A world premiere

The year is 1939 and David O. Selznick is making the mother of all movies, Gone with the Wind. The cast is in place and cameras are rolling. There’s just one problem—Selznick doesn’t have a script yet. So he locks himself, director Victor Fleming and script doctor Ben Hecht in a room with little more than peanuts, bananas and a typewriter, and they proceed to reenact the saga of Scarlett and Rhett. Only this is Scarlett and Rhett like you’ve never seen before! This world-premiere comedy is a hilarious homage to the men behind an American movie classic.

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  • Moonlight and Magnolias Production Photos
    Producer David O. Selznick (r, Ron Orbach) is amazed that Ben Hecht (William Dick) hasn't read Gone With the Wind in this scene from the Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson. Directed by Steven Robman, Moonlight and Magnolias was part of the 2003/04 season.

  • Moonlight and Magnolias Production Photos
    Producer David O. Selznick (r, Ron Orbach) asks his assistant Miss Poppenghul (Mary Seibel) for peanuts, bananas and a typewriter in this scene from the Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson. Directed by Steven Robman, Moonlight and Magnolias was part of the 2003/04 season.

  • Moonlight and Magnolias Production Photos
    Producer David O. Selznick (center, Ron Orbach) begins to act out the plot for Gone With the Wind as director Victor Fleming (l, Rob Riley) and writer Ben Hecht (William Dick) look on in this scene from the Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson. Directed by Steven Robman, Moonlight and Magnolias was part of the 2003/04 season.

  • Moonlight and Magnolias Production Photos
    Director Victor Fleming (l, Rob Riley) frames the shot for producer David O. Selznick (Ron Orbach) in the Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson. Directed by Steven Robman, Moonlight and Magnolias was part of the 2003/04 season.

  • Moonlight and Magnolias Production Photos
    Director Victor Fleming (l, Rob Riley) and producer David O. Selznick (r, Ron Orbach) convince writer Ben Hecht (c, William Dick) to write the last scene for Gone With the Wind in the Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson. Directed by Steven Robman, Moonlight and Magnolias was part of the 2003/04 season.

  • Moonlight and Magnolias Production Photos
    Producer David O. Selznick (l, Ron Orbach) holds what might be the final script page for Gone With the Wind as writer Ben Hecht (c, William Dick) and director Victor Fleming (r, Rob Riley) look on in this scene from the Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson. Directed by Steven Robman, Moonlight and Magnolias was part of the 2003/04 season.

  • Moonlight and Magnolias Production Photos
    Producer David O. Selznick (Ron Orbach) tells his father-in-law Louis B. Mayer that he's making a movie in this scene from the Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson. Directed by Steven Robman, Moonlight and Magnolias was part of the 2003/04 season.

  • Moonlight and Magnolias Rehearsal Photos
    Ron Orbach (David O. Selznick), William Dick (Ben Hecht) and Rob Riley (Victor Fleming) in rehearsals for Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson. Directed by Steven Robman, Moonlight and Magnolias was part of the 2003/04 season.

  • Moonlight and Magnolias Rehearsal Photos
    Ron Orbach (David O. Selznick), William Dick (Ben Hecht) and Rob Riley (Victor Fleming) in rehearsals for Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson. Directed by Steven Robman, Moonlight and Magnolias was part of the 2003/04 season.

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