Leading Ladies

You'll have to overlook the hows (which are a bit convoluted) and concentrate on the whats (which are disarmingly funny) in Ken Ludwig's comedy Leading Ladies. Englishmen Leo and Jack are two Shakespearean actors reduced to performing on the Moose Lodge circuit around the American countryside. By chance they discover that an old woman is leaving her fortune to her English nephews. They're actors, aren't they? Surely they can act like loving nephews until the old girl kicks off, then abscond with the money. It sounds like a workable, if dishonest, plan. There's just one tiny problem - it isn't nephews, but nieces, who are in line for the inheritance. Well, acting is acting, Leo and Jack figure; and they don a couple of frilly frocks. Leading Ladies, which had its world premiere in Houston in 2004, is performed by the Montana Repertory Theatre. 8 p.m. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice Street, Galveston Island. For information, call 800-821-1894 or visit www.thegrand.com. $18.50 to $68.
Fri., Feb. 19, 8 p.m., 2010


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