TIFFIN — The Ritz Players presents “Leading Ladies” by Ken Ludwig at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the National Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin.
In this 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 relative and get the cash.
The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relative are not 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 there is a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it.
Directed by Jim Cook, of Sycamore, the cast includes Ian Pahl, Sycamore, as Leo Clark; Tracy McAdams, Bucyrus, as Jack Gable; Beth Koop, Tiffin, as Meg Snider; Candace Pahl, Sycamore, as Audrey; Michael Schoeppner, Bucyrus, as Duncan Wooley; Adams Engle, Tiffin, as Doc Meyers; Scott Cook, Tiffin, as Butch Meyers; and Anna Mae Terreault, Tiffin, as Florence.
Other crew members are assistant director Nate Morton, stage manager Dinah Adams, lights Gabrielle Mitchell; sound Kyle Hammer, choreographer Laura Warren, props Sandy Kimmel and set Randy Halen, all of Tiffin.
Tickets are $11 for adults and $7 for students.