Omaha, Neb. – 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.
Production: Leading Ladies
Credits: Book by Ken Ludwig
Director: Jeff Horger
Michael Judah as Leo Clark
Kevin Goshorn as Jack Gable
Victoria Luther as Meg Snider
Catherine Vazquez as Audrey
Don Harris as Doc Myers
Sue Mouttet as Florence Snider
Will Muller as Duncan Wooley
Christopher Scott as Butch Myers/Frank
Show Dates: April 14 – May 7, 2017 (Wednesday – Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm)
Tickets: At the OCP Box Office at 69th & Cass, by calling (402) 553-0800 or online at www.OmahaPlayhouse.com or www.TicketOmaha.com. Single tickets are $36 for adults and $22 for students (Thursdays – Sundays) and $28 for adults and $18 for students (Wednesdays). Tickets for groups of 12 or more are $24 for adults and $16 for students (Thursdays – Sundays) and $20 for adults and $14 for students (Wednesdays).
Twilight Tickets – A limited number of tickets are available at half price after noon the day of the performance at the Box Office. Cash or check only. Subject to availability.
Wednesday Performances – Discounted tickets are available for Wednesday performances only at $28 for adults and $18 for students
Whatta Deal Wednesday–Discounted tickets for $10 will be available for the first Wednesday performance on April 19, 2017. $10 tickets will be available in person at the box office starting at 4pm the day of the show.
Sponsored by: Carter and Vernie Jones
Location: Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St in Omaha, NE