South Bend Civic Theatre to Open 2014 Season with LEADING LADIES, 1/17-2/2

South Bend Civic Theatre to Open 2014 Season with LEADING LADIES, 1/17-2/2
South Bend Civic Theatre opens their 2014 season with another side-splitting comedy, Leading Ladies from master farceur Ken Ludwig (Moon Over Buffalo). Two down on their luck actors decide to impersonate a dying widow's nephews to inherit her fortune. The only problem is the nephews are actually nieces! Dressing up as gals and meeting the locals leads to one hilarious predicament after another as the guys face romantic entanglements and madcap antics.

Director Leigh Taylor conducts the hijinks with cast members Martha Branson-Banks, Christy Burgess, Matt Deitchley, Zach Gassman, Casey St. Aubin, Bill Svelmoe, and Jared Windhauser.

Leading Ladies performs in the Wilson Theatre, located at 403 N. Main Street, South Bend, January 17 to February 2, 2014. Performance times are 7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2:00 PM on Sundays. Tickets are $18 Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and $15 Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tickets are available by calling the SBCT Box Office at 574-234-1112 (open 12-6 weekdays) or going online at

Sponsors are Alfred H. and Martha J. Choitz (2014 Season Sponsor) and Villing and Company (Wilson Theatre Series Sponsor).

South Bend Civic Theatre, an award-winning and nationally ranked theatre, is the oldest continuously operating community theatre company in the South Bend/Mishawaka area. Founded in 1957, it staged most of its productions since 1968 at The Firehouse, a local historic landmark located at 701 Portage Ave., in the city's historic Park Avenue neighborhood. Since the beginning of 2007, SBCT's 50th Anniversary year, SBCT's productions have been held in their newly renovated, state-of-the-art, theatre located at 403 N. Main St. SBCT features the 209 seat Wilson Main Stage Auditorium and 90 seat versatile "black-box" Warner Studio Theatre. SBCT also performs in many other venues in the region including the Bendix Theatre at Century Center and the Battell Center in Mishawaka.

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