Founded by Priscilla and Harry Gardner , the Bedford County Players have brought live entertainment to audiences since 1983.
The Bedford County Players are a family of special people that invites you to enjoy their performances or even join in on the fun yourself.
Gardner Memorial Theater
Salsa's Mexican Restaurant
Come and enjoy a live performance at these venues this year! Stay tuned for more information and updates. The Players may add new venues throughout the community.
Many people across the world enjoy the arts in one form or another. That includes our little historical town of Bedford, Pennsylvania. The arts are alive and well within our community and the Bedford County Players have been making sure of that for many years.
With annual productions just for youngsters, the Players are able to help kids grow to love live theater. From the first time they hit the stage, they are infected with the "love of the stage" that only comes with live theater. They continue to grow with each performance, then before you know it, they are the ones teaching! It is important to the Players to continue to mold the young to continue bringing joy and laughter to audiences for many years to come.
Whether you enjoy a good laugh with a hilarious comedy, like to sing along with musicals or get in the spirit of the holiday with the Christmas show, the Players are here for YOUR enjoyment! So come on out and enjoy the show!
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For 30 years now, the Bedford County Players have been entertaining audiences year after year. The group has truly enjoyed making audiences laugh, cry and walk away saying "What a show." Donations are appreciated and will be used for things such as show rights, scripts, costumes, props and a whole list of other things it takes to make live theater possible.
By Christopher Sergel
Based on the book by
Earl Hammer, Jr.
December 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th
Show begins at 8:00 p.m.
October 8th & 15th
Show begins at 3:00 p.m.
Gardner Memorial Theater at
Old Bedford Village
Tickets: Adults ~ $12.00
Children 12 & Under ~ $6.00
A fun show for the whole family!
A special "Thank You" to the Bedford County Visitors Bureau for providing funding which helps maintain our website for the public.
The time is the Great Depression and the large Walton family, living at the foot of a Virginia mountain, is struggling hard just to survive. With his father having to take the only available job a long way from home, John-Boy is stuck with unusual responsibility for his brothers and sisters. Just reaching manhood, John-Boy has a secret yearning that's quite extraordinary for the practical, earth-bound community in which he lives. He wants to write! Such foolishness is utterly foreign to his hardworking father, who tells him to prepare to become a responsible man—to build a home and raise a family. John-Boy could explode with frustration at his inability to communicate with this man that he admires most. He is also worried because his father is already long overdue in getting home. In the climax, the father makes it—just as they are in despair about him. He brings a special gift for his son, a gift that reveals unexpected understanding and the strength of a loving family.