Synopsis

Leading Ladies

Leading Ladies $9.99

Ken Ludwig

Published by Samuel French Inc

5 Male 3 Female

In this hilarious comedy 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!

"Ludwig's newest farce Leading Ladies is so funny, it will make sophisticated and reasonable men and women of the 21st century cackle till their faces hurt" ~ Houston Press

"Ken Ludwig is a national treasure. He has almost single-handedly kept alive the sense of humor of Philip Barry, Billy Wilder, Preston Sturgis, George S. Kaufman, and the Marx Brothers ... slapstick goofiness, scrambled Shakespeare, and good-natured laughs make Leading Ladies an irresistible treat" ~ Montana Reperatory Theatre

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

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