Big Britches Productions: 2020 show season
By Ken Ludwig – Directed by Bruce Ludwig (no relation!)
Leading Ladies is a comedy involving two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” 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 relatives. But, when they get to York, they find that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls in love with the old lady’s niece!
Roles: Five men, three women.
BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS
By Peter Sinn Nachtrieb – Directed by Joe Garoutte
Bob: A Life in Five Acts chronicles the highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a “Great Man”. Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant, Bob energetically embarks on an epic journey across America and encounters inspiring generosity, blissful happiness, stunning coincidences, wrong turns, lucky breaks, true love and heartbreaking loss. BOB is a comedic exploration of American mythology and values, the treacherous pursuit of happiness, and discovering what it means to be truly “great.”
Roles: Three men, two women.
THE 39 STEPS
By Patrick Barlow, John Buchan – Directed by Tom Burns
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, an intriguing, riotous and unmissable comedy. The show hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde from a London music hall north by northwest to Scotland’s most remote highlands. Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies? A cast of four talented actors plays dozens of eccentric characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure.
Roles: Two men, two women.
All Performances at
The Bingen Theater
210 Oak St, Bingen, WA
Big Britches is a community theater production company based in the Columbia Gorge. We strive to produce high quality, entertaining shows that benefit our audiences, artists and local businesses.
Artistic Director/ Producer: Bruce Ludwig. Are we too big for our britches? Probably. Much like the Bard, the performances will tell the tale.