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'Moon' shines brightly on Bowie Playhouse stage

'Moon' shines brightly on Bowie Playhouse stage

Master playwright Ken Ludwig set the play "Moon Over Buffalo" in 1953, a time when struggling veteran actors George and Charlotte Hay are alternately performing "Cyrano de Bergerac" and Noel Coward's "Private Lives" at Buffalo's shabby Erlanger Theatre.

The decidedly un-shabby Bowie Playhouse is the current home for Prince George's Little Theatre's bright production of "Moon Over Buffalo," running through Feb. 16.

In this work, Ludwig creates sturdy plots featuring mistaken identities and frantic characters who run into and away from one another's complaints, slamming doors as they go.

The plot centers on George and Charlotte,...