Ken Ludwig’s uproarious comedy Leading Ladies is the next production of the Cedar Springs Community Players. It’s 1958 and down on their luck English actors, Jack and Leo are reduced to performing Shakespeare on the Moose Lodge circuit in Pennsylvania. Their fortune appears to change when they read of a dying old lady who is looking for her long lost English heirs, Max and Steve, children of her sister who moved to England many years ago.
Impersonating the missing relatives and inheriting part of the multi-million dollar legacy becomes the pair’s new plan. As these actors take on roles of a lifetime, the fun begins. Playwright Ludwig’s sense of humor has been compared to Billy Wilder, George S. Kaufman and the Marx Brothers. The fast paced, slapstick, goofiness of this “farce is so funny,” according to the Houston Press, “it will make sophisticated and reasonable men and women of the 21st century cackle till their faces hurt.”
Dale Droski and Marc McKinley portray Leo and Jack. Laura Johnson and Katie Zank play their respective love interests, Meg and Audrey. Joanne Carter, Cody Eldred, Kim Johnson and Scott Phillips complete the cast.
Performances are 7:30 p.m., August 18, 19 and 20 at the historic Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., downtown, Cedar Springs. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased from the Cedar Springs Public Library, the Cedar Springs Chase Bank, a cast member or by calling 616.696.0949. For more information check out our website: www.cscommunityplayers.org.