Photo Flash: LEADING LADIES Opens 4/14 at the Omaha Community Playhouse
Leading Ladies, running April 14 - May 7, 2017 in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre at Omaha Community Playhouse, is a hilarious comedy by Ken Ludwig.
The story centers around two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are 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, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements ensue, especially when Leo Falls madly in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister.
Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig is known for such comedies as the Tony Award-winning Lend Me a Tenor, the Tony Award-winning Crazy For You, Moon Over Buffalo and Shakespeare in Hollywood. Leading Ladies falls right in line with his other titles, where cross-dressing, impersonating and falling in love lead the way.
Photo Credit: Colin Conces
Kevin Goshorn as Jack Gable
Michael Judah as Leo Clark
Goshorn and Judah as â€œStephanieâ€? and â€œMaxineâ€?
Judah as both Leo and Maxine
Goshorn as both Jack and Stephanie