Bruce Ludwig directs this hilarious comedy by Ken Ludwig (no relation!) the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo. It is the first show for Big Britches 2020 season, once again at the Bingen Theater. The ten-performance run begins February 7.
The story revolves around two English Shakespearean actors, Leo and Jack, played by Joe Garoutte and Jacob Camp, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA (Kathleen Morrow) is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, (April Sampson) who’s engaged to the local minister (David Dye). Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it. Tom Burns, Amber Sheaves, and Texx Spezia-Shwiff round out the cast.
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