'Don't Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell' opens in Cambria Nov. 1

Comedy offers fictional take on rewrite during filming of 'Gone With the Wind'

cambrian@thetribunenews.comOctober 24, 2013 

From left, Michael Shanley, Rick Auricchio, Nancy Green and Steve Reilly perform in 'Don't Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell.'

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“Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell” begins a four-week run at Cambria Center for the Arts next week Friday, Nov. 1.

The play by Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate is a comedy about a hiatus in the filming of “Gone With the Wind” three weeks into shooting of the classic film, when producer David O. Selznick demands a script rewrite.

Rick Auricchio plays Selznick; Steve Reilly takes on the roll of Ben Hecht, Michael Shanley portrays Victor Flemming and Nancy Green becomes Ms. Peabody.

Director Judith Jesness has spent a lifetime in the theater, beginning her professional career in college.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 24.
Tickets are $20 (except for the Nov. 1 preview, $15), or $5 for students and $15 for Allied Arts Association members.

Tickets are available at the theater at 1350 Main St., also known as the Old Grammar School, and online at brownpapertickets.com and by phone at 800-838-3006.

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