Hillbarn Theatre Presents LEADING LADIES This March

Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, continues its 2018-19 season with Olivier Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig's hilarious farce, Leading Ladies. Leading Ladies will perform at Hillbarn Theatre (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City) March 7-24, 2019. The performance schedule is as follows: Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Press night for Leading Ladies will be on Friday, March 8, 2019. Single tickets range in price from $35-$52 and are available now by calling 650-349-6411 ext. 2 or visiting www.hillbarntheatre.org.

In this comedy from the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack Gable and Leo Clark, 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. Through the newspaper they discover a way out of their unfortunate fate by posing as the long-lost nephews of a rich old lady, Florence. However, when they get to York, they discover the relatives are not nephews, but nieces! Unafraid, they continue to pose as the relatives. However, soon they both fall in love and the disguise gets harder and harder to keep up!

"Ken Ludwig's impeccable sense of comedic timing keeps audiences roaring throughout Leading Ladies," says Dan Demers, Hillbarn Theatre's Executive Artistic Director. "Through our casting, we are excited to add another layer to the play's themes of identity."

Under the direction of James Knipple, Leading Ladies features Addie Walters* and Samantha Ricci as the enterprising actors Jack and Leo; Monica Cappuccini as the wealthy Florence; Sarah Benjamin as her niece, Meg; and Justin Buchs* as her aide, Audrey. Rounding out the cast are Peter Ray Juarez as Duncan, Meg's fiancé; Scott Solomon as Doc; and Drew Reitz as Butch.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association

The creative team for Leading Ladies includes Tessa Corrie (Assistant Director), Paulino Deleal (Scenic Manager), James Goode (Sound Designer), Nora Brighid Kelly (Scenic Designer), Aya Matsutomo (Production Manager), Ting Na Wang (Props Designer), Stephanie Stratman (Stage Manager), Miranda Waldron (Lighting Designer), and Raven Winter (Costumes, Hair & Make-up).

Hillbarn Theatre will close its 2018-19 season with the crowd-favorite musical Mamma Mia!, the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise (May 9-26, 2019).

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