The Sturgis Civic Players, in partnership with Glen Oaks Community College, will present “Leading Ladies” in three performances on Fri., Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. The performance will be held at the Nora Hagen Theatre on the Glen Oaks campus.
Written by Ken Ludwig, “Leading Ladies” is a comedy that finds two Shakespearean actors, Leo and Jack, in a rut in the Amish country of York, Pennsylvania. When they learn about an old lady in town who is about to die and leave her hefty inheritance to her two long lost English nephews, the duo decides to pass themselves off as relatives to receive the cash. However, it turns out that the nephews are actually nieces which now means that Leo and Jack have to pass themselves off as women. It gets even more complicated when Leo falls for the old lady’s niece, Meg, who is engaged to the local minister.
Leo is played by Colin Eastman of Colon; Jack is played by Jared King, of Burr Oak; and Meg is played by Anna Foster of Centreville. The play is being co-directed by Mary Sutter, of White Pigeon, and assisted by Eric Connelly, president of the Sturgis Civic Players, of Sturgis.
“This is the second show for the partnership of Glen Oaks Community College and the Sturgis Civic Players,” said Connelly. “We are excited about performing our first comedy and have discovered some terrific talent in this community for the show.
Tickets are $10 each and can be reserved in advanced by calling Eric Connelly at (269) 535-3231 or Mary Sutter at (269) 760-1572; emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org; or you can also message the Sturgis Civic Players on Facebook. Tickets can be purchased at the door while supplies last.
Seating is limited to 260 for each show, so get your tickets early. Glen Oaks Community College is located at 62249 Shimmel Rd., in Centreville, Mi. Parking is free.