Curtain going up tonight

Comedy begins run at WCCT

— Daily Freeman-Journal photos by Anne Blankenship Sam Ose and Dale Arends cross swords in a scene from Leading Ladies. The two play Jack and Leo, two down and out Shakespearean actors, who decide to cash in on an opportunity to get rich. The comedy opens tonight at Webster City Community Theatre.
— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Anne Blankenship Wil Groves as Doc and Loween Getter as Florence square off in a scene from “Leading Ladies,” opening March 29 at Webster City Community Theatre. Tickets go on sale Saturday at the box office.

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

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.