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November 30, 2014    Bookmark and Share

Auditions for Leading Ladies (and Men) Announced

The Gaslight Theater is excited to announce auditions for our first show of the season, Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies, directed by Richard Bostwick.

This show is a slam-bang comedy that involves missing family, questionable clerics, young love and Shakespeare.

The Play centers on two down-on-their-luck English Shakespearean actors, Leo Clark and Jack Gable who are reduced to touring the back roads of 1950’s Pennsylvania to make ends meet.

The pair discovers through a newspaper that Florence, an older ailing woman in nearby York, PA, has been unable to find her sister’s children, Max and Steve, who moved away to England as children. Florence is at death’s door and wants to include them in her multi-million dollar estate. Her daughter, Meg, is in favor of that but her fiancé is not.

Clark and Gable decide to make a play for the money and pose as Max and Steve to claim portions of it. When they discover that “Max” and “Steve” are actually “Maxine” and “Stephanie,” they continue on, undaunted, in drag and Megs fiancé becomes suspicious. It is classic Ken Ludwig with a touch of “Some Like it Hot!”

Roles are available for 8 actors: Five men, three youngish and two older and three women, two youngish and one older.

  • Meg, young woman
  • Leo Clark and Jack Gable, two young actors
  • Audrey, a young fried of Meg's
  • Duncan Wooley, older but engaged to Meg
  • Florence, Meg’s ill mother
  • The Doctor
  • Butch, a friend of Audrey

Auditions will be cold readings from the script and are on Dec 28, 29, and 30, 2014 at 6:00 pmat Hallowell City Hall.

Production dates are March 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22.

For more information, contact us.