Calendar Notice for "Leading Ladies" September 18 – October 10

NEW MILFORD, CONN. (August 10, 2015) – On September 18, TheatreWorks New Milford will debut LEADING LADIES, the hilariously outrageous farce by Ken Ludwig.

From the author of Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo comes this outrageous new comedy. The story focuses on Jack and Leo, two English Shakespearean actors who are so down on their luck they are reduced to performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. But when they hear that 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 beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces and, in the tradition of any Ken Ludwig farce, absolute hilarity ensues.

The production features an outstanding cast from all over the tri-state area: Hal Chernoff (Simsbury), Victoria Calamito (Carmel, N.Y.), Daniel Basiletti (Brewster, N.Y.), Rob Pawlikowski (Roxbury), Edwin Acre (Harrington Park, N.J.), and Mary Wilson, Carey Van Hollen, and Ron Dukenski (all Southbury).

LEADING LADIES is under the direction of Michael Bolinski of Waterbury.

LEADING LADIES runs September 18,19 25,26 October 2,3,4 9,10. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with a 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinee on October 4. Tickets for all shows are $23 for reserved seating. Students and Military personnel with ID will be admitted for $18.

On Thursday, September 17, Senior Citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m., is TheatreWorks' Pay-What-You-Want night. At this performance, patrons name the price for their ticket.

Reservations can be made online at THEATREWORKS.US or by calling the box office at (860) 350-6863.

TheatreWorks is an award-winning, non-Equity theatre company, named Best Community Theater in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine. TheatreWorks is located at 5 Brookside Avenue , just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford , CT. Parking is located behind the Catherine E. Lillis Administration Building at 50 East Street, New Milford.


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