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Leading Ladies

Leading Ladies

A Comedy.

In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, 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 abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it.

For five men and three women. Unit set.

Kind Words

"Ludwig’s newest comedy is so funny, it will make sophisticated and reasonable men and women of the 21st century cackle till their faces hurt."
Houston Press

"Leading Ladies is consistently funny - indeed, increasingly hilarious as it progresses."
Houston Chronicle

"Look for Leading Ladies to become a staple of summer stock and community theatres. And, mind you, I mean that as a compliment."

"Ken Ludwig gives the audience something powerful and potent: laughter and a guiltless evening of Theatre-going."
Village News

"Leading Ladies is a highly combustible and continuously hilarious new comedy by Ken Ludwig, Broadway's reigning comic writer."
Cleveland Plane Dealer


- Ally Production
Houston Chronicle, Oct 22, 2004.

- Cleveland Playhouse
Cleveland Plain Dealer

- Ford's Theatre
Terror, Up Close and Personal, Wall Street Journal
Ludwig's 'Ladies' a hoot

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Production Photos

- Ford's Theatre

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- Helsinki


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