Hays Community Theatre to perform ‘Moon Over Buffalo’


Tiger Media Network

After over a month of rehearsals, Hays Community Theater’s production of “Moon Over Buffalo” will hit the stage next week. 

The play follows George and Charlotte Hay – portrayed by Jerrett Leiker and Dana Stanton – a couple of Broadway stars coming to terms with the advent of motion pictures. Their pursuit to remain in the spotlight leads to many humorous situations. 

“The play takes place in 1953 and what we see is a series of miscues and misunderstandings…the whole play is about all the things that can go wrong, do go wrong,” Director Paul English said. 

Stanton has been involved with theater since high school and has enjoyed acting out all the physical comedy in the show.

“I guess there’s a little bit of a ham in me that wants to do that sort of thing,” Stanton said. “I’ve been in lots of plays and I would say this is probably the funniest play that I have ever been associated with.” 

Leiker feels the same way.

“There’s no such thing as over the top,” Leiker said. “You can go as crazy as you want with the character.”

English looks forward to having the audience experience the show. 

“We already know going into it that people are going to laugh and have a great time,” English said. “Nobody who’s come here in any capacity to watch this has left without laughing.” 

The first showing will be on Valentine’s Day (February 14) at 7 p.m. This show will include appetizers and desserts. Tickets are $25. 

“We have a limited number of tickets left for the Valentine’s show,” English said. “They’re selling like hotcakes.”

Regular performances will be on February 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and then February 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.hctks.com. Doors open half an hour prior to the performance. 

All performances will be at the Hays Community Theater venue at 121 E. 8th Street.

“It’s going to be a great time,” English said. “I hope everyone gets the chance to come see it.”

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