Writers Forum is hosting our annual buyout night at Riverfront Playhouse. The featured play is Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies, directed by our very own Jennifer Levens. The play is February 7th at 7:30pm-just in time to take your sweetheart out for Valentine’s Day or to treat your own heart to some hilarious theater! Tickets are $15.00 each.
Last April we had an absolute blast at Lend Me A Tenor, also written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Jennifer Levens. I can’t remember ever laughing so hard at a play! I’m laughing right now just thinking about it. While I take a moment to compose myself, here’s a little more about the Leading Ladies:
“Leading Ladies is a comedy about 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, 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.” ~kenludwig.com
Then gather your friends for a great night of local theater. Here’s what reviewers said about author Ken Ludwig’s Broadway production of Leading Ladies:
“Ludwig’s newest comedy is so funny, it will make sophisticated and reasonable men and women of the 21st century cackle till their faces hurt.”
The Houston Press
“Leading Ladies is consistently funny – indeed, increasingly hilarious as it progresses.”
The Houston Chronicle
“Leading Ladies is a highly combustible and continuously hilarious new comedy by Ken Ludwig, Broadway’s reigning comic writer.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
In case you’re still not convinced to join us, here’s a short clip from the actors at the Greenville Little Theater:
All ticket sale proceeds go to the Writers Forum Scholarship fund. We hope to award at least one $500 scholarship to a local senior who excels in writing and is continuing their education at a college or university. It’s only because of ticket sales that we’re able to make this scholarship possible. So thank you for supporting young writers and local theater.
Tickets can be purchased at our January Writers Forum meeting. If you’re unable to attend the January meeting and would like to purchase tickets, please leave a comment here or contact the Writers Forum at (530) 515-4828. Checks can be made out to Writers Forum and mailed to:
P.O. Box 492282
Redding, CA 96049-2282
See you at the theater!