LEADING LADIES (Rhode Island College)

Reviewed by Tony Annicone


“Leading Ladies” by Ken Ludwig takes place one month in the spring of 1958 in York, Pennsylvania. Written by the author of “Lend Me a Tenor” and “Moon Over Buffalo”, this hilarious comedy is Rhode Island College Theatre Department’s current show. In this play 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 Shrewsbury, PA. When they hear that Florence, 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 relatives and get the cash.

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