Spring 2020 Production Postponed due to COVID-19
Leading Ladies, by Ken Ludwig
Set in the 1950s, Leading Ladies focuses on two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find their careers in a rut.
They are currently 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,
however the actors resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash.
Hilarity ensues when it turns out the relatives are actually nieces and not nephews.
Things get even more complicated when Leo falls madly in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister.
Director ............ Sheridan Miller
Producer .......... Meeghan Nolasco
Meg ................ Jen Paxton
Leo ................. Jim Nail
Jack ................ George Motley
Audrey ............ Jane Taylor
Duncan ........... Glen Williamson
Florence .......... Susan Barrett
Doc .................. Bruce vonRosenvinge
Butch ............... Scott Kirshy
Dover Town House, 5 Springdale Ave
Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have postponed the performances formerly scheduled for this spring,
and are planning to reschedule to this fall, hopefully in October.
Stay tuned for further updates!
Some Past Productions:
The mission of the Dover Foundation is to foster community spirit,
neighborliness, cooperation, friendships and service within the town of Dover.
The Dover Foundation is an independent, non-profit, 501-C3, all volunteer
organization that has served the Dover community since 1947.
The Foundation is most known for outstanding theatrical performances held in
Dover, featuring Dover and surrounding community residents.
In June of each year, scholarship awards are granted to Dover students, and
community grants are made to the Dover Community.
More than 500 Dover high school seniors have received over $600,000 in
Many cross generational projects have also benefitted from its generous support,
including the Channing Pond skating rink, and tennis and summer playground
programs (1950s-1960s); Dover Choral Society, Dover Dig, and Boy Scout cabin
rebuilding (1970s); new stage curtains for the Dover Town House (1981);
auditorium lighting for the high school (1993); Dover Music Festival, sound
systems at the high school auditorium/theater, and Dover athletic programs
We thank the Dover community for their support and look forward to many more years of great theater and community service.
Thank you for your Scholarship Applications
2020 applications are now being evaluated.
Scholarship winners will be announced soon.
No Community Grant applications were received in 2020
Please visit our Community Grants page
to see details for previous years' awards.
70th Anniversary Books
To help celebrate The Dover Foundation's 70th year we are pleased to present
The Dover Foundation, A Celebration of 70 Years 1947-2017
This 200 page book is a wonderful collection of photos and information celebrating the people, the shows,
the community spirit, and the ways the foundation has given back to Dover.
Please click here
or on the image below to download a form to order this book, or send an email to email@example.com to order a copy.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Dover Cultural Council,
a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
The Dover Foundation is always looking for new members, especially directors and producers to spearhead future productions, and backstage help!
Please contact us if you would like to fill one of these roles. Call a board member you know on the phone, or send us a letter at
The Dover Foundation
P.O. Box 69
Dover, MA 02030
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