The Waterbury Festival Playhouse -- Central Vermont's only Semi-Professional Theater

Moon Over Buffalo


Written by Ken Ludwig
Shows (Evenings at 7:30pm):
Preview 9/21 (All Seats $15.00)
Fri. 9/22 - Sat. 9/23, Thu. 9/28 - Sat. 9/30, Thu. 10/5 - Sat. 10/7

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiance' and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.

The Cast
George HayHugh Davies
Charlotte HayTeresa Langston
EthelRamona Godfrey
RosalindSarah Venooker
PaulJonathan Fuller
HowardJeff Maclay
EileenHolly Biracree
RichardAdam Cunningham
The Crew
DirectorGeorge Pierce
Set Construction & DesignRick Loya
CostumesGinger Pierce
PropertiesKathy Barickman
Stage ManagerKathy Barickman
Stage Combat AdvisorPatrick Clow
Lighting/Sound OperatorTim Schein

Kathy Barickman Kathy Barickman
is excited about her seventh season with WFP. She has been playing in the dark backstage since high school and has stage managed productions throughout college and then with the Valley Players in Waitsfield, VT after moving here from upstate NY. When not playing in the theater, Kathryn can usually be found at her job as an environmental laboratory analyst in Williston or singing with St. Michael's College Liturgical choir. Occasionally she is even at home in Underhill with her husband, Jake, and their houseful of loving critters. She thanks her parents (both English teachers) for passing on their love of theater and her husband for his loving patience.
Holly Biracree Holly Biracree
is back for her third performance with the Playhouse and she is honored to be cast in one of her dad’s and son’s favorite comedies. Holly was first cast at 12 with Lyric Theatre. Her favorite roles include: Truvy in Steel Magnolias, Rita in Lucky Stiff, Portia in Cinderella, and most recently Fiona in Brigadoon with the Lamoille County Players. She thanks the unending support of her loving husband Mike and her two amazing sons, Bryce and Gabriel. She hopes you enjoy the performance, as much as she has enjoyed finding her “inner” Eileen.
Adam Cunningham Adam Cunningham
has previously performed with WFP as Bobby in Run for your Wife, Lloyd Dallas in Noises Off, Eugene in Parasite Drag, Harry Monday in Murder is Bad, but Monday Can Kill You, Harry Budd in The Year of the Duck, Lawrence Garfinkle in Other People’s Money, and Mike Talman in Wait Until Dark. Other notable roles in Vermont include Prospero in The Tempest, Sidney Bruhl in Deathtrap and Alfred Doolittle in Pygmalion (Essex Community Players); Bruce in Beyond Therapy, Harold Gorringe in Black Comedy and Inspector Hound in The Real Inspector Hound (Shelburne Players); Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (Vermont Shakespeare Company); Officer Brophy in Arsenic and Old Lace and Wilbur Henderson in You Can’t Take it With You (St. Michael’s Playhouse); and Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross (Waterfront Theater Co.). Adam can also be seen in local TV commercials and has directed several plays in the area.
Hugh Davies (2K) Hugh Davies
is delighted and thankful to be returning to the Waterbury Festival Playhouse. Previous prod productions at the festival include Nick in Sight Unseen and John in Run for Your Wife. Hugh’s other favourite roles include Gary Essendine in Present Laughter, Joseph Cardin in The Children”s Hour and Richard in The Lion In Winter. When not rehearsing or performing Hugh loves to explore the open roads of the West.
Jonathan_Fuller (2K) Jonathan Fuller
Ramona Godfrey Ramona Godfrey
is pleased to be playing with the WFP again this fall. She thoroughly enjoyed being part of last fall’s “Steel Magnolias” as “Ouiser” and only regrets that Ginger is not joining us on stage this year. Ramona has acted in local community theater for more years than she wants to admit! Experiences with this group and Woodchuck Theatre Company, the Lamoille County Players and the Essex Community Players are treasured memories.
Jeff_Maclay (2K) Jeffery Maclay
is thrilled to be back on stage with WFP once again! He started acting on stage as a child, and has been hooked ever since. He started working with WFP in 2007, and has been on and off stage periodically ever since. Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, sons, and tripod terrier; practicing martial arts, and generally being a videogame and cartoon nerd. He hopes to train a wombat to fight martial arts (never bet against a combat wombat) but has currently settled for having a vicious groundhog living on his lawn named Woodchuck Norris
Teresa Langston (2K) Teresa Langston
is so happy to be back in beautiful VT - returning to WFP at long last (thank you George)! Now living in CT, she has recently performed in ‘The Women’ and ‘Equus’. She is President and Artistic Director of Connecticut Heritage Productions and directs and produces new works focused on social justice and the human condition. She is a member of MICHA (Michael Chekhov Association) and is privileged to study his technique with internationally renowned teachers.
Rick Loya Rick Loya
It’s great to be on board for another season with the WFP. Rick’s passion continues in set design/decoration creating a different place, time and mood has always been challenging and exciting. You can check out Rick’s artistic services, stage works, and more on his website:
George Pierce George Pierce
It all comes down to the show. All the building and rebuilding, planning and organizing comes with one great reward. I get to sit with an incredibly talented group of actors and we get to create a show. I saw this play years ago when Tom Carder did it. It was so good, I went home and told the kids we were going to the theater. We went the next night and they loved it too. Please enjoy what I think is one of the funniest plays available.
Ginger Pierce Ginger Pierce
has appeared on the WFP stage since the theater opened in 2006. When she's not doing theater stuff, Ginger enjoys gardening, catching up with her kids, spoiling her new grandson, spending time with her husband George and being a 2nd hand store junkie.
Sarah Venooker Sarah Venooker
is honored and bemused to be part of this eccentric gathering of talents before you this evening. She would like to thank her family for fostering her furtive imagination from a young age, and her husband for always being proud of this weird thing that consumes so much of her time. Also for eel. Eel is great. Thank you, dear audience member, for your time and energy this evening. And now for something completely different...