John is an irascible Scotsman and Maude is an uptight English woman, both in their late 50s. They find themselves thrown together when John’s ward marries Maude’s niece in the plot of "Be My Baby," opening Friday at Billings Studio Theatre.
When the young couple decides to adopt a new baby, John and Maude travel 6,000 miles to California to bring the couple's child to Scotland. Here's the catch: John and Maude despise each other and become stranded in San Francisco as they care for the helpless newborn.
In this enduring play, originally written in 1997 by British playwright Amanda Whittington, these feuding characters form a new partnership and learn some startling lessons about life and love.
The performance is directed by Jayme C. Green. Actors include Shawn Bettise, Pam Havig, Aaron Going, Zoe Friez, Doug White and Lily Kraft.
Performances take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16, with two matinees at 1 p.m. Feb. 3 and 2 p.m. Feb. 10.
Tickets, priced at $20 for adults and $18 for seniors, members of the military or students, are avaliable at the box office, 1500 Rimrock Road, by phone at (406) 248-1141, or online at billingsstudiotheatre.com.