Our Next Show Opens Friday August 7
Script by Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Phil Gill
Performance Dates: August 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn’t work. So what’s an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
Produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Our Terrific Cast is:
Christopher Null as David Selznick
Aaron Mermelstein as Ben Hecht
Tim Naeglin as Vic Fleming
Amy Wilson as Miss Poppenghul
Welcome to Act Two Theatre’s exciting 22nd season. For 2015, we are proud to present another year of high-quality theatre in St. Peters, Missouri.
Act Two Theatre is located in the beautiful 318-seat Performing Arts Theater at the St. Peters City Hall Cultural Arts Centre, adjacent to the Rec-Plex. The theater has comfortable seating and a terrific stage!
Act Two Theatre performs to one of the largest average audiences as compared to other local St. Louis area theatre companies. Except for the Muny and Stages no other professional, regional or community theatre company boasts a larger following. Act Two’s loyal, large and enthusiastic season ticket subscriber base allows many to share in the joy and magic of live theatre that our talented actors, directors, tech crew and volunteers create.
Act Two Theatre, based in St. Peters, Missouri, is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) theatre organization comprised almost exclusively of unpaid volunteers.
2015 marks the 22nd year of bringing the gift of Live Theatre to St. Peters and the St. Charles County area. We bring to life 4 shows per year with 6 performances of each show. All performances are at the 318-seat Performing Arts Theatre in the St. Peters City Hall Cultural Arts Centre. Act Two has produced more than 80 top-notch, well-reviewed comedies, musicals and dramas. Most notably, it has provided thousands of patrons a venue to experience live theater right in their own hometown. It has truly become a community treasure.
Act Two’s mission is not only to entertain audiences, it is also to educate and enlighten anyone with an interest in theater. To become a part of bringing ART TO LIFE please visit our SUPPORT page for more information.