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‘Moon Over Buffalo’ rises at Pewter Plough

“Moon Over Buffalo” will run for a one-month engagement at the Pewter Plough Playhouse.
“Moon Over Buffalo” will run for a one-month engagement at the Pewter Plough Playhouse. sprovost@thetribunenews.com

The Pewter Plough Playhouse’s next production is, appropriately, a play about the theater.

Ken Ludwig’s “Moon over Buffalo” opens April 29 at the playhouse, 828 Main St. in Cambria.

The play, directed by Chrys Barnes, features Toni Young, Justin Wessel, Larry Barnes, Gene Strohl, Nicki Browne, Joseph Wittington, Lisa Pekarek and Deirdre Loy.

“It looks like fame and movie stardom might finally become a reality for the leading couple of a broken-down theater company when they’re invited to perform for beloved film director Frank Capra,” the Pewter Plough’s Anita Schwaber wrote in describing the plotline. “However, in the theater, life is never that easy.”

The 1995 comedy, set in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1953, has been called “by far Broadway’s funniest, most enjoyable lighthearted play,” by Entertainment Weekly and “the funniest show in New York” by Liz Smith of the New York Post.

The Pewter Plough’s production opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, with a preview night; tickets are priced at $17.

The following night’s gala champagne opening, also at 7:30, includes a special after-show party featuring champagne, dessert and music by pianist/vocalist Dave Manion in the price of the $30 ticket.

Tickets for the remainder of the engagement are $22, $17 for students with ID. Groups of 10 or more receive 10 percent off the price of admission with a single advance payment.

Shows are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. through May 29. Performance dates are April 29-May 1 and May 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 and 27-29. For more information or reservations, contact the box office at 927-3877 or www.pewterploughplayhouse.org.

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