Theatrical group kicks off 2018 season

Bedford Off Broadway is opening its 2018 season with Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies,” directed by Aaron Foss.

In this hilarious comedy, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, 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., 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, who’s engaged to the local minister. 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.

The show runs from March 9-18 with showtimes on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Old Bedford Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Road. The doors open one hour prior to showtime. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors and military and can be purchased online or at the door. For more information visit www.bedfordoffbroadway.com.

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