November 2, 2014
Filed Under South Tahoe Events
Loads of laughs are in store as the Theatre Arts Department at Lake Tahoe Community College presents the madcap comedy Leading Ladies November 14 through November 23 in the Duke Theatre. Written by Ken Ludwig, the master of contemporary farce, this hilarious romp is a wacky mixture of Some Like It Hot meets Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, with a little Monty Python thrown in for good measure. The Leading Ladies referenced in the play’s title are, in fact, two Shakespearean actors who are 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 nieces, they scheme to pass themselves off as the women and get their share of the cash. Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoats in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a big, wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a real taste of it.
Performances of Leading Ladies are November 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees on November 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. High school and college students with a current school I.D. are invited to attend the show for free on Thursday, November 20, while seating is available.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors and groups of eight or more, and $5 for students with a valid student I.D. and children under 13. Tickets can be purchased in advance at LTCC’s Bookstore Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting November 3. The Duke Theatre Box Office will be open for ticket sales one hour before all performances. For more information about this production, please call (530) 541-4660 ext. 207.