Lakeland Players: How far would you go for a million dollars?
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Hilary Rinke, left, and John Roberts in a scene from Lakeland Players' comedy, "Leading Ladies," which deals two Shakespearean actors trying to impersonate the nieces of a dying heiress in order to obtain a fortune. The play runs Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3 in Elkhorn. Photo submitted.
Lakeland Players is performing "Leading Ladies" on Feb. 22, 23 and March 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m.; and Feb. 24 and March 3 at 3 p.m., at The Walworth County Performing Arts Center, 15 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn.
In this comedy, two English Shakespearean actors find themselves down and out in 1950s Amish country, Pennsylvania. When the two get word of a dying heiress about to leave a fortune to her two long-lost English nephews, the pair hatch a scheme to get the cash. Their plan is disrupted when they discover that the sought-after relatives aren't nephews at all, but nieces. Gender bending is a piece of cake for a couple of Shakespearean actors--until a little romance is thrown into the mix to shake things up.
Mary Hubbard Nugent of East Troy is directing "Leading Ladies," with Wendy Koehnke as producer.
The cast consists of John Roberts (Mukwonago), Rob King (Burlington), Sondra Gesselle and Jeff Smith (Walworth), Kathleen Willis and Tara Cha (Delavan), Hilar RInke (Elkhorn), and John Gregoles (Lake Geneva).
All tickets are $12 and can be reserved by calling (262) 723-3013, or by ordering online at www.lakeland-players.org.