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June 15, 2014

TOTS’ ‘Leading Ladies’ now running through June 29

WEATHERFORD —

Theatre Off the Square’s newest production, ‘Leading Ladies,’ is in full swing.

The comedy is written by Ken Ludwig, produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. and directed by Weatherford High School’s Theatre Director, Angela Arthurs, with Jaclyn Justice as Assistant Director and Edwina Himes as Stage Manager. The show began June 13 and runs weekends through June 29. 

In this comedy farce by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, 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 Amish country of Pennsylvania.  When they hear that an elderly lady in York is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they decide to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get there, they find out that the relatives are not nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-heels in love with the old woman’s vivacious niece, Meg, who is engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there is a wide world out there, but it is not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it.

Members of the cast are Melissa Whiteman as Meg, Andrew Manning as Leo, Jacob Myers as Jack, Paulie Cocke as Audrey, Hank Minor as Duncan, Lesley Sebastian as Florence (June 13-15, 21), Kathy Manning as Florence (June 20, 22, 27-29), Andrew Justice as Doc and Cole Lucas as Butch.

Please join us for an afternoon or evening of entertainment through Sunday, June 29. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Theatre Off The Square, the only live theatre in Weatherford, is located at 114 N. Denton Street.  

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