Theatre department's Leading Ladies wins rave reviews in Broadway World

By Janel Shoun on 9/27/2011

  
  

The Lipscomb University Theatre production of Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies” has won rave reviews by the local Broadway World reviewer Jeffrey Ellis. Robyn Berg has directed this production, showing through Oct. 2 in Shamblin Theatre, with “a deft hand,” Ellis writes.

Click here to see the entire review.
 
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! That doesn’t stop them, though, from trying to pass themselves off as “Maxine and Stephanie.”
 
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.
 
“Leading Ladies” will show Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for individuals, $10 for faculty, and $5 for students. For tickets call the Allen Arena box office at 615-966-7075 or click here.
 
This play is suitable for mature audiences.