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