A woman in roller-skates, a red bowler hat, short gingham red-and-white skirt and a fitted, sleeveless vest reads a newspaper over the shoulder of two men in a train car. One man has a medieval-style beard and cap. The other is dressed like a traveling salesman.
Lacey Kohl as Audrey, Ian Kahn as Leo and JD Cullum as Jack. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Leading Ladies

A comedy by Ken Ludwig

date September 23, 2005 — October 23, 2005

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! 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.

Cast

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John Astin

Doc

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JD Cullum

Jack

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Daniel Frith

Butch

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Ian Kahn

Leo

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Patrick Kerr

Duncan

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Lacey Kohl

Audrey

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Charlotte Rae

Florence

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Karen Ziemba

Meg

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