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Bawdy Comedy Opens This Weekend at Yorktown Stage

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The funny and racy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" opens Saturday at Yorktown Stage for a two-weekend run.

The Tony Award-winning musical, produced and directed by Barry Liebman, will take place on Saturdays April 14 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays April 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.

"Is the show bawdy? Absolutely!," said Liebman. "The writers, Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, could be considered the Trey Parker and Matt Stone (of 'South Park' and 'The Book of Mormon') of their time. In 1962, they were pushing comic limits, so now 'Forum' is a show that families, especially those with older children and young adults, will enjoy."

The show is set in ancient Rome and tells the story of Pseudolus, a slave who schemes to win freedom by helping his innocent, young master elope with the innocent, young courtesan living next door. The fun begins when a fierce Roman captain shows up to claim the woman.

The cast includes August Abatecola of Pleasantville as Hysterium and young lovers Christine Gavin of Ossining as Philia and Todd Ritch of New York City as Hero.

Also in the cast from the local area are Nathan Graf, Spencer Cohen and Bruce Apar of Yorktown; Jeff Hart of Croton; Douglas DeMarco of Putnam Valley; Marcia Cummings-Vinci of Pound Ridge; and James McAlvanah of Bedford.

For ticket information, visit www.yorktownstage.com or call (914) 962-0606.

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