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'Leading Ladies' comic fun on stage

University Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Superior will present the comedy "Leading Ladies." The play is a tale of two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing scenes f...

University Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Superior will present the comedy "Leading Ladies."

The play is a tale of two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who 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 old lady in York 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! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady'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.

The play by Ken Ludwig will be performed April 23, 24, 25, May 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee May 3 at 1 p.m. at the Manion Theater. Calling the University Box Office at (715) 394-8380 for tickets. For information, www.uwsuper.edu .

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