Sutter Street Theatre
Audition for Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig
Director: Connie Mockenhaupt
When: March 22 at 7:00pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom ( See Map )
The show runs May 1 through May 24 on Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 4:00pm
Rehearsals start March 30 and are usually Monday through Thursday evenings.
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.
Meg – in her 30’s or 40’s, vivacious, with enormous warmth and a great sense of humor. She knows there is a whole world outside of York, PA, but she hasn’t seen much of it yet.
Duncan – He is the local minister, engaged to, but substantially older than, Meg. He is a good man at heart but rather fussy, set in his ways, a bit scatter-brained, and lives in his own world.
Doctor Myers – A crusty, likable curmudgeon, a country doctor who takes no guff from anybody.
Moose Frank, Butch – The Doctor’s son. A little slow on the uptake, but earnest and sincere, with a good heart.
Audrey – In her 30’s, extremely well-built and extremely sweet and good natured. She’s a knockout. Must be able to Roller Skate a little.
Aunt Florence – She is very old, extremely crusty, and her eyesight is terrible.
Leo and Jack have been pre-cast.