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Leading Ladies

by Ken Ludwig

Show Dates: March 7- 24, 2019

In this hilarious comedy 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 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! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it.

Ken Ludwig gives the audience something powerful and potent: laughter and a guiltless evening of Theatre-going. – Village News



Sarah BenjaminMeg
Samantha RicciLeo
Adrienne Kaori Walters*Jack
Justin Buchs*Audrey
Peter Ray JuarezDuncan
Monica CappucciniFlorence
Scott SolomonDoc
Drew ReitzButch

*Actor Appears Courtesy of Actors Equity Association



DirectorJames Knipple
Costumes, Hair & MakeupRaven Winter
Scenic DesignNora Brighid Kelly
Lighting DesignerDavid Gotlieb
Properties DesignerRosie Issel
Master CarpenterPaulino DeLeal
Sound DesignerJames Goode


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Brigitte (she/hers)  is a native Bay Area actress and theatre maker. When Brigitte is not on the stage she is taking your calls managing the Hillbarn Box office. Brigitte Is very excited to be back performing on the Hillbarn stage with such an incredible wealth of bay area talent. Some past roles include Ensemble/swing in Kinky Boots (ROLT), Kelly Manning in The Mad Ones & Heather Chandler in Heathers (PSP), Ali in Mamma Mia (San Jose Stage Co), Poppy in Noises Off (Hillbarn Theatre), Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods (LASC).