MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Theater Project, an award-winning, professional theater, will usher in spring with the presentation of Moonlight & Magnolias on March 26 at the Burgdorff Cultural Center in Maplewood.

Set in 1939 Hollywood, Moonlight & Magnolias tells the story of the mid-production rewriting of the original screenplay to Gone with the Wind. The production of Moonlight & Magnolias will run on Thursdays through Sundays from March 26 through April 12, but will be closed for Easter Sunday on April 5. 

The Theater Project’s M&M production features a cast including veteran improv comedy performer and Glen Ridge resident Deborah Maclean, professional actor and Maplewood resident Rick DeLaney, veteran actor Gary Glor of Union, and professional actor Michael Irvin Pollard. 

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DeLaney has multiple New York City shows and dozens of regional theater performances to his credit including productions such as The House of Mirth and Look Back in Anger in theaters like the Metropolitan Playhouse and The Seeing Place Theater. 

“After a long winter in New Jersey, everyone is ready for a little bit of spring and a good laugh.  This production of Moonlight & Magnolias will certainly help us put the very rough winter behind us.”  said Mark Spina, artistic director. “We offer theater that is thought provoking as well as entertaining at The Theater Project and we need to start this theater season by thinking warmer and funnier thoughts."

Following each production on Friday nights, The Theater Project will host its signature “Talk-Back” discussion group where audience members have the opportunity to have a dialogue with the actors and directors.

For more information about Moonlight & Magnolias and to purchase tickets, visit The Theater Project’s website at