Gone with the Wind

Based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell

ACT I



Scarlett O'Hara, a beautiful 16-year-old born on the Tara estate in Atlanta, cheerfully awaits Mayday when the youths of the area get together. She is love with their neighbour, Ashley Wilkes, whom she has known since childhood, and believes she will marry him one day.



Mayday comes and it transpires that Ashley is due to marry his cousin, Melanie Hamilton. In the library Scarlett begs Ashley to marry her and offers her lips for a kiss, but Ashley kisses her on the forehead, like a little girl. Insulted, Scarlett slaps Ashley across the face. Sitting in unassumingly in the library, Rhett Butler, a guest to the party, accidentally witnesses the scene and immediately falls in love with the girl.



The Mayday party continues, soldiers arrive to recruit men: war has broken out between North and South. The girls quickly choose a husband, not wishing to remain maids. Scarlett decides to marry Melanie's brother Charles, and so a double wedding is held where Ashley takes Melanie's hand. The men are called up. News comes of Charles who is among the first to be killed in the war. In mourning, Scarlett sets off to visit Aunt Pittypat in Atlanta, where Melanie also lives. A charity ball is being held in the town, raising money for the relatives of wounded soldiers. Butler, too, makes a donation and notices Scarlett in black, still beautiful as ever. He asks her for a dance, creating quite a stir.



Scarlett, Melanie and Aunt Pittypatt are expecting Ashley home for Christmas. Scarlett finds it hard that Ashley comes home not to her, but to Melanie. She helps with the sick and dying soldiers in the hospital. Ashley returns to the war and entrusts Melanie to her. Scarlett is under immense pressure. She sends for Butler in the tavern to help them escape from Atlanta to Tara. Butler accompanies them and on the way he confesses he is in live with her, and goes back to the war. Scarlett reaches Tara with Melanie, who is very ill, and her baby. They are awaited by her widowed, shattered father.







ACT II



Their food supplies looted in the war, Scarlet struggles to support her sick father and to help Tara survive. The bailiff comes, but they cannot pay up. Scarlett and later her father chase off the auctioneers, but in the scuffle her father dies. In the meantime Ashley turns up, having lost everything in the war, and he hides at Tara with Melanie. He tussles between the two women he loves, Melanie and Scarlett. Scarlett tries to bind Ashley to herself. Sewing a dress from a velvet curtain, she travels to Atlanta to raise money for rescuing Tara. She visits Butler in prison, but he has none to give. Scarlett offers herself to him-which he refuses: he wants Scarlett's love! She leaves the prison and in the streets of Atlanta she bumps into Mr Kennedy, her younger sister's fiancé. Realising he has become rich, she seduces him and marries him to save Tara with his fortune. Butler is very upset about this-again, he has missed the opportunity.



A clever trader, Scarlett hires slaves and with Melanie's help she asks Ashley to come to Atlanta to manage the saw mill. She visits him often, and on one such occasion she is attacked by three prisoners. Sam, their old servant passes by and saves her. Mr Kennedy, Butler and Ashley and a band of policemen form a search party to seek out the prisoners, but a stray bullet kills Mr Kennedy, widowing Scarlett once more. Full of remorse, when Butler turns up and proposes, she says yes.







ACT III



In Butler's beautiful palace, Scarlett has everything a woman can ask for, yet she is unhappy. She years for Ashley. She is delighted by the birth of their child, Bonny, but not wanting another baby, she bans Butler from her bedchamber. A jealous Butler turns to drink, attacks her wife returning from a visit to Ashley at the saw mill, and rapes her. Scarlett refuses to admit to Butler she is, for the first time in her life happy. Butler visits his old lover Belle Watling, but she drives him off. At home Scarlett, expecting a baby, awaits him, and for the first time he is happy. Butler bitterly asks her who the child's father is. Scarlett tries to slap him, but in the process she loses her balance and falls down the stairs. Butler reproaches himself for the incident. Their little girl Bonny keeps together their very fragile marriage. Butler throws a huge party to celebrate her birthday. All the town notabilities are invited. Bonny is given riding gear and a pony for her birthday. At the end of the ball, Mammy brings in the dead Bonny who has fallen from her horse. Butler refuses to acknowledge the death of his daughter, the sick Melanie tries to help, but she, too is very frail.



Melanie is dying, and the exasperate Ashley is consoled by Scarlett. Butler misinterprets the situation and slams the door on the. Scarlett realises that Ashley has only ever yearned for her as a woman, but was really always in love with Melanie; Butler, whom she might truly have loved, she proceeds to lose. She hurries home and meets Butler who is about to leave. The sun rises and the only hope Scarlett has is that they may still meet sometime.

Schedule

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Pacific Opera Project (POP) announces its 2020 season productions, marking the company's 10th anniversary season of accessible, affordable, and entertaining opera curated by Artistic Director Josh Shaw. Having produced its first show in July 2011, POP's most recent production, The Mikado, was the company's 35th production to date, totaling 29 different operas at 12 venues. In just the past two years, POP's live streams have garnered over 155,000 views.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
ShPIeL Performing Identity has released an updated schedule for TEATRON: Chicago's Jewish Theatre Festival, to be held from Sunday, November 3 - Sunday, November 10, 2019, with most events at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
ShPIeL Performing Identity a?" a theatre and performance incubator and producer based jointly in Chicago and Louisville, Kentucky a?" will present TEATRON: Chicago's Jewish Theatre Festival from Sunday, November 3 a?" Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The eight-day festival dedicated to Jewish theatre, the first-ever in Chicago, will be presented in conjunction with and will overlap the annual Alliance for Jewish Theatre Conference, hosted by ShPIeL at Victory Gardens Theater and The Theatre School at DePaul University from November 1-3, 2019. (FOR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE visit alljewishtheatre.org). ShPIeL Producing Artistic Director David Y. Chack today announced the festival lineup, which will include staged readings, solo performances, storytelling, cabaret, and comedy.
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
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by Marianka Swain - May 27, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
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by Peter Nason - May 11, 2019
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by Andrea Stephenson - May 11, 2019
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by Shari Barrett - Jun 24, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
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by Jesse Griffith - Jun 17, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
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by Sarah Hookey - Jun 11, 2019
Riverbank Theatre presents Moonlight and Magnolias, written by Ron Hutchinson and directed by Brittany Everitt Smith. Moonlight and Magnolias will open on Friday, June 14th at The Snug Theatre located at 160 S. Water Street in downtown Marine City.
by Craig Richardson - Jun 10, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn.
by David Edward Perry - Jun 10, 2019
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by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2019
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by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 23, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura returned to Broadway's CHICAGO last night for a two week stint through July 14th.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
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by Stan Jenson - Jul 17, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Royal & Derngate and English Touring Theatre today announce the full cast for Nancy Medina's production of August Wilson's Two Trains Running. Medina directs Geoff Aymer (West), Ray Emmet Brown (Wolf), Derek Ezenagu (Hambone), Andrew French (Memphis), Leon Herbert (Holloway), Michael Salami (Sterling) and Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Risa). The production opens at Royal & Derngate Northampton on 4 September, with previews from 31 August and runs until 14 September before embarking on a UK tour to Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Oxford Playhouse, Cast Doncaster, New Wolsey Theatre, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and Derby Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Tennessee Shakespeare Company presents its annual Southern Literary Salon featuring two celebrated female authors reflecting America at the same time in stark contrasts: Margaret Mitchell (Georgia) and Zora Neale Hurston (Alabama). The event is Sunday, Feb. 23 on TSC's Owen and Margaret Wellford Tabor Stage, located at 7950 Trinity Road in Memphis.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Penobscot Theatre Company, the northeastern most professional regional theatre company in the country, is proud to have called the Historic Bangor Opera House their home since 1997. The company will mark the occasion of the building's 100th anniversary by hosting a 'Jubilee' gala. The event will take place on Saturday, February 29th at 5pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
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by Drew Eberhard - Feb 23, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Pacific Opera Project (POP) will continue its 10th Anniversary Season with a revival of its wildly popular 2012 Gone with the Wind-inspired production of Mozart's Così fan tutte on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 7pm; Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3pm; Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8pm; Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7pm; and Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 3pm at the El Portal Theatre.
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
 Tennessee Shakespeare Company, founded in Memphis and led by Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary, announced its 2019-20 performance season. Titled a?oeDiscover to Yourself,a?? the 12th season is the professional Actors' Equity Association theater company's largest yet.
by Monica Moore - Aug 3, 2019
The manic physical shtick is perfectly delivered and both director and cast have hit the mark. This is not easy to achieve particularly within a static set but it is so well delivered that we were mesmerised and fully into all the goings-on. The laughs were hearty and came in the right places and the more I noticed each character's actions the more I laughed.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
J's Cultural Arts Theatre/JCAT Pro is proud to present Alfred Uhry's DRIVING MISS DAISY, the opening production of JCAT's 13th season in the Alan & Diane Lieberman Theater of the Feldenkreis/Hanono Cultural Center at the Michael-Ann Russell JCC/Sanford L. Ziff Campus in North Miami Beach, Florida. Running from September 4-22, 2019, DRIVING MISS DAISY is directed by JCAT's Artistic Director, Michael Andron. Set Design is by Shawn Lewis, with Lighting Design by Zachary Pitchman and Costume Design by Carole Barou-Mootoo. Aaron Grant Theatrical serves as the Management Consultant. DRIVING MISS DAISY is presented through the MARJCC's Cultural Arts Department.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2019
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by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019
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by Andrea Stephenson - Apr 26, 2019
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by Jessica Crowe - Apr 18, 2019
Oyster Mill Playhouse is working diligently to bring you their next production, The Last Night Of Ballyhoo. Set to debut on April 26th, this play transports us back to December of 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia, where the Freitag family is preparing for the annual Ballyhoo ball. As if the excitement surrounding the ball isn't enough, this year's celebration happens to coincide with the premiere of Gone with the Wind...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
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