Southington Community Theatre to hold April auditions for ‘Leading Ladies’

On Sunday, April 2, Southington Community Theatre will be holding an open audition call for its June production of Ken Ludwig’s comedy, “Leading Ladies.” Auditions will be held both days, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Southington Community Theatre hall at 1237 Marion Ave. in Marion.

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 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.

The play will be directed and produced by Peter E. Pristic.

No appointments are necessary. Actors should be prepared to read from the script.

For more information, email southingtoncommunitytheatre@gmail.com or call (860) 833-7160.

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