Ken Ludwig's Leading Ladies

Book: Ken Ludwig

In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, 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.

Interactive Murder Mystery Fundraiser for Forge Theatre!

For guests ages 21 and over only. Admission includes entertainment, your first beer, and some light snacks.  Food will also be available for purchase.

After the show, stick around, because there will be live music to enjoy!

Doors are at 7 pm, and the show begins promptly at 7:30 pm


You are invited to a MURDER…

Major Country & Western stars Dixie Diver and the Downhome Dealers have returned to their hometown of Mossy Bottom, Texas for a special concert to announce the signing of their new contract with Good Ole Boys Records.  You’re invited to attend and witness their demise.  Uh, no, we mean their triumphant return to Mossy Bottom.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to solve a murder (or two).

Are you up to the challenge?

We want you to be fully involved in the experience so please come in western attire and in character!  Become a fan, a member of the press or a wannabe C&W singer.  Make up a name for yourself!

Character cards will also be available at the performance. 

Optional, of course, but it will enhance your whole experience. Use your imagination and get ready to play!


Ticket Pricing

Non-Musical:  Adults – $16.00
                        65 and over $15.00
                        Under 18 – $13.00

Musical:  Adults – $19.00
                65 and over $17.00
                Under 18 – $15.00

Online Purchasing Fee: $1.00 per ticket


All seating at Forge is General Admission and subject to availability. Parties of 5 or more who wish to sit together should plan to arrive in a group at least a half-hour before curtain.

Please leave yourself plenty of time to find parking and to arrive at the theatre in time for curtain. LATECOMERS WILL BE SEATED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE HOUSE MANAGER.


When you visit the theatre, please observe our “Good Neighbor Policy” by NOT PARKING on First Avenue. Parking is available at the large church lot at Washington and Main Streets. Please put the Parking Pass portion of your ticket on your dashboard so the church knows you are a patron.

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