NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre and Dance will present the student-directed full-length play “Moon Over Buffalo” by Ken Ludwig at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the new Black Box Theater in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, SFA campus.
Directed by Rockwall senior theatre major Haley Reed, “Moon Over Buffalo” is about Charlotte and George Hay, who are on tour in Buffalo, New York, in 1953 with a repertory ensemble presenting “Cyrano de Bergerac” (the “revised, one-nostril version) and Noel Coward’s “Private Lives,” when they learn they might have one last shot at stardom – film director, producer and screenwriter Frank Capra is coming to see their matinee.
The cast includes Sugar Land sophomore Anthony Krosecz as George Hay; San Antonio senior Hannah Marfin as Charlotte Hay; Magnolia sophomore Earial Paul as Ethel; Kingwood junior Kai Crumley as Rosalind; Orange freshman Cole Watson as Howard; Wills Point senior Leiah McCasland Downey as Eileen; Austin sophomore Alex Karnell as Paul; and Dallas junior Sami Hurley as Richard.
The crew includes Ariana Cox, senior from Euless, stage manager; Amado Velasco, senior from Houston, assistant director; Jil Helberg, senior from Houston, scenic designer; Gracie O’dell, junior from Nacogdoches, costume designer; Katy Shank, senior from Schulenburg, lighting designer; Turner Ring, freshman from Dallas, sound designer; Grace Goodman, senior from Fort Worth, properties; and Faye Alfaro, freshman from College Station, assistant stage manager.
Reed is a future theatre educator who will student teach in the spring. “Moon Over Buffalo” is her third show to direct while at SFA, following Dylan Shiffrin’s “All of You” last spring and Sam Graber’s “Talkback.” She worked on “Moon Over Buffalo” as head of props her senior year of high school and is excited to work on the story again.
Faculty production advisor is Scott Shattuck.
Tickets are $5 for SFA students and faculty/staff and $8 for adult and youth not affiliated with SFA. To purchase tickets, visit the SFA Fine Arts Box Office online at or call (936) 468-6407. Available tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information about the play, call the School of Theatre and Dance at (936) 468-4003 or visit the school's website