Ludwig's Leading Ladies Makes Chicago-Area Debut Feb. 19

News   Ludwig's Leading Ladies Makes Chicago-Area Debut Feb. 19 Ken Ludwig's Leading Ladies, the comedy about a couple of actors seeking a fortune, makes its Chicago-area premiere Feb. 19-March 22, at Theatre at the Center in Munster, IN.

Larry Wyatt and Geoff Rice star as two English Shakespearean actors who find themselves down and out, performing Scenes from Shakespeare on the Moose Lodge Circuit in 1950s Amish Pennsylvania.

The artistic team is led by director multiple Jeff Award winner William Pullinsi, with choreography by Stacy Flaster and fight choreography by Rick Gilbert and David Gregory. Shakespeare consultant is Alison Vesley.

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"When the actors get word of a dying heiress about to leave a fortune to her two long lost English nephews, the pair hatch a scheme to get the cash," according to production notes. "However, once they get there they realize that the sought-after relatives aren't nephews at all, but nieces!"

The comedy is from the pen of the writer of Crazy for You, Moon Over Buffalo and Lend Me a Tenor. The Leading Ladies cast features Linda Gillum, Dale Benson, Larry Adams, Lolly Trauscht, Kate Bergeron and Jason Wroblewski.

The creative team includes scenic designer Kurt Sharp, technical director Ann Davis, sound designer Matt Meier, lighting designer Steve Sorenson, costume designer Brenda Winstead, wig designer Kevin Barthel, and props designer Libby Fandrei, plus production manager Chuck Gessert, stage manager Rebecca Green and assistant stage manager Jason Wroblewski.

Opening is Feb. 26.

Founded in 1991, Theatre at the Center is a year-round professional, Equity theatre at its home, The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN. It's a 35-minute drive from downtown Chicago.

For more information call (219) 836-3255 or visit Tickets.com at (800) 511-1552 or visit www.theatreatthecenter.org.

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