Overview


Synopsis

Set in the 1950s, Leading Ladies focuses on two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find their careers in a rut. They are currently 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, however the actors resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. Hilarity ensues when it turns out the relatives are actually nieces and not nephews. Things get even more complicated when Leo falls madly in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Supporting

Spoken



Show Information

Book:
Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
2004
Genres
Comedy, Farce
Time & Place
york, pennsylvania, 1950s
Cast Size
medium
Licensor:
Ideal For
dinner theatre, professional theatre, blackbox, community theatre, reader's theatre, high school theatre, university theatre, ensemble cast
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult, elderly, late teen characters

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