Curtain going up tonight
Comedy begins run at WCCT
Webster City Community Theatre will present “Leading Ladies,” a comedy by Ken Ludwig, on March 29, 30. April 5 and 6 at 7 p.m., and March 31 and April 7 at 2 p.m.
Tickets for the production are on sale at the WCCT box office. Box office hours are 5 to 7 p.m. weeknights, Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon, and one hour prior to show time. Or call 832-4456 for reservations. Tickets can also be reserved via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the 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 cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out 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 the 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.
Trese Arends is the director. The cast includes Dale Arends as Leo, Sam Ose as Jack, Lynda Wunder as Meg, Mike Kroona as Duncan, Abby Sharp as Audrey, Wil Groves as Doc, Peter Ohlert as Butch and Loween Getter as Florence.