Another spectacular production is in the works here at P2K. Ken Ludwig’s hilarious farce Leading Ladies will open on the stage of The Cailloux Theater on Friday, September 16.
Leading Ladies tells the fast-paced tale of “Jack” and “Leo,” two tired thespians who are traipsing through the U.S. on an ill-fated Shakespearean tour when they stumble onto a scheme to portray two long-lost relatives of an aging dowager to scam the inheritance she has offered.
Their plan goes awry when they discover that the missing “Nephews” are actually “Nieces,” but they are undaunted, and take on the personae of “Maxine” and “Stephanie” without missing a beat.
All goes well until love enters the picture, and complicates the already absurd situation.
The show stars Jared Stephens and Derek Meier as “Leo/Maxine” and “Jack/Stephanie,” joined by Megan Ellisor and Jesirae Kesler as love interests “Meg” and “Audrey.” R Sheldon Boyce portrays “Duncan,” Meg’s current intended, and Louise Vermillion steals the stage as “Florence,” the target of the scam.
“Jack/Stephanie” (Derek Meier, left) finds himself in the grasp of “Florence” (Louise Vermillion), to the delight of “Leo/Maxine” (Jared Stephens) and the consternation of “Doc” (Judd Vermillion) in a recent rehearsal.
The entire main cast of Leading Ladies rehearses the show’s final scene.
The cast also includes Judd Vermillion as “Doc” and Brad Gilbert as “Butch,” plus an ensemble of Joan Bryson, David Cummings, Jared Graf, Jim Mullins, Stephanie O’Connor, Courtney Ray, Leighton Sterling, Andrew Snyder, and Cindy Vennes.
The production is directed by Amy Goodyear and features another spectacular scenic design by Judd Vermillion (designer of …Orient Express) and sumptuous costumes by Diane Royce Smith and Kevin Nixon.
Tickets to enjoy “Leading Ladies” at The Cailloux Theater are $24 and $27, with discounts for Students/Children. Get yours HERE, or avoid convenience fees by calling the Cailloux Box Office, (830) 896-9393.