Leading Ladies: Cross-Dressing Comedy Comes to Westminster
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The last date listed for Leading Ladies was Saturday January 28, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Clare Booth Luce's The Women is a wickedly venomous comedy about 1930s Manhattan socialites who, for pure sport, urge each other into self-destruction. Having no other occupation or purpose, the women manipulate each other to create gossip-column fodder for their own entertainment. The Women contains razor-sharp dialogue and social commentary particular to its time, but its themes -- marriage and divorce, socio-economic class, female friendship, standards of beauty and the role of women in society -- remain relevant today. (Real Housewives, anyone?) Learn More
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Featured review from Bryan D.
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Wanted to see this one since we thoroughly enjoyed another one by same playwright- "Lend Me A Tenor". This show had a lot of the same hilarity & "disguised" personalities which are trademarks of this playwright's plays. Lots of neat twists & great comedic banter among the players. Only disappointment was the matinee turnout at this very small theatre (only 3 rows deep along 2 sides/at end of stage! Must have been a lot of folks who stayed home for NFL playoffs(?). All in all, we enjoyed the play!
In this hilarious comedy, down-on-their-luck English actors are performing Shakespeare in PA. They hear of an old lady who is about to die and leave her fortune to her long lost English nephews. They decide to impersonate them and get the cash. But, the relatives aren’t nephews, they’re nieces! Laughter abounds when the guys try to get rich as “Maxine and Stephanie.”