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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Island Players, winners of the 2020 AMI Chamber Non-Profit of the Year Award and The AMI Sun’s Reader’s Choice Award, will be presenting, “Leading Ladies” by Ken Ludwig on March 5-22, 2020. Ken Ludwig has twice won the Olivier Award and The Tony Award and has written over 28 plays and musicals including the popular “Lend Me A Tenor” and “Moon Over Buffalo”.
“Leading Ladies” is about Jack & Leo, two down-on-their-luck English Shakespearean actors. Learning that a nearby wealthy woman is searching for her sister’s children to include in her will, they decide to pose as those individuals. But when they discover that long-lost “Max” & “Steve” aren’t nephews but nieces, they must continue their plot, now posing as “Maxine” and “Stephanie” for a chance at the multi-million dollar inheritance.
The cast, Directed by Kelly Wynn Woodland and assisted by Stage Manager, Denise Handley, includes 5 actors new to the Island Player’s stage; Caitlin Spain-Phipps as Meg, Andrew Allen as Leo, Mikey Lynch as Jack, Sarah De Young as Audrey and Philip Troyer as Butch. Play-goers will recognize the remaining 3 actors who often superbly grace our stage; Mark Woodland as Duncan, Laura Morales as Florence and Rick Kopp as Doc.
We are pleased to have The Off-Stage Ladies as our Co-Producer for this hilarious comedy. Tickets are $23 and will be available for purchase when the Box Office opens on February 24th. The Box Office is open on Mondays- Saturdays from 9-1 and 1 hour before each show. For more info, please see our website www.theislandplayers.org or call the BO at 941 778-5755. Island Players Theater is located at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Shows run Tues – Sat at 8 pm with Matinees on Sundays at 2 pm.
Leading Ladies is an extremely delightful modern farce with a complex plot and superb dialogue. Don’t miss it!!