Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Playing This Week: Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig, Dripping Springs High School, November 8 - 10

Dripping Springs High School Theatre Department presents

Leading Ladies

by Ken Ludwig
directed by Rachael KoskeLeading Ladies Ken Ludwig Dripping Springs TX High School

November 8 - November 10
Performance Times:
November 8th 7:30pm
November 9th 7:30pm
November 10th 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Dripping Springs ISD Auditorium Theatre: 940 Hwy 290 W, Dripping Springs, TX, 78620

Tickets: Purchase at Box Office or online at Tickets at the door are $6 for students, $10 for adults. All online purchases are $8. Children under 3 are free.

The Dripping Springs High School Theatre Department proudly presents Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies, Thursday, November 8th – Saturday, November 10th

Set in York, Pennsylvania in 1960, this classic farce centers on two down-on-their luck Shakespearean actors, Leo Clark and Jack Gable, played by seniors Jacob Scott and Leo Freeborg. While on tour in Pennsylvania, Jack and Leo learn from a newspaper that Florence Snider, an ailing heiress played by senior Morgane Xenos, is trying to finalize her will and has been unable to find her long-estranged sister’s children Max and Steve. 

Leo and Jack decide to pose as Max and Steve in attempts to claim portions of her multi-million dollar inheritance. When they discover that long-lost “Max” and “Steve” are actually Maxine” and “Stephanie”, the pair continue undaunted, in drag. The plot thickens as Leo falls for Florence’s actual niece Meg, played by senior Sarah Yoakley, while Jack swoons over Florence’s part-time aide Audrey, played by junior Amanda Cripe. Fans of the legendary film Some Like It Hot will recognize its influence in Ludwig’s over-the-top and hilarious play.

Leading Ladies had its first production at the renowned Alley Theatre in Houston in October 2004. We are proud to present its Dripping Springs premiere.
The local production team includes Rachael Koske as Director, Teresa Carson as Scenic Designer, and junior Cassandra Timm as Stage Manager.

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