Press Release, 8/4/2013

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Zachary Palmer

Deception. Betrayal. Men in poorly fitting dresses. Don’t miss the high-heeled hilarity as @villageplayers present Leading Ladies Oct. 4-19.
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Don’t miss the high-heeled hilarity as @villageplayers present Leading Ladies Oct. 4-19.
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High-Heeled Hilarity Starts The Village Players of Hatboro’s 66th Season

September 4th, HATBORO, PA — Deception. Betrayal. Men in poorly fitting dresses. Expect all that and more as The Village Players of Hatboro kick off their 66th season with the hilarious farce Leading Ladies, by playwright Ken Ludwig (writer of the Tony Award winning Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy For You). The show premieres Friday, October 4th.

When down on their luck actors Leo (Walter March) and Jack (Tim Schumann) learn that heiress Florence Snyder (Anastasia Cleaver) wants to leave part of her fortune to her long lost relatives Max and Steve, they think that things are about to change; impersonate Max and Steve, collect the money, and run. Then they find out that Max and Steve are actually Maxine and Stephanie. With nothing but a few costumes of some of Shakespeare’s greatest female characters, such as Cleopatra and Titania, Queen of the Fairies, they decide to give it a try.

Things become more complicated when Leo, as Maxine, begins to fall for Florence’s niece, Meg (Ashley Scheiber). Worse, Meg is engaged to the local minister Duncan (Bob Petrik), who is immediately suspicious of the “ladies.” And poor Jack can’t help but fall for the lovely, but ditzy, Audrey (Sarah Graham), yet his alter ego Stephanie has drawn the eye of both Doc (Clint Cleaver) and his son Butch (Sean Hegarty). Their desperate attempts to keep themselves under cover (and in high heels) will have audiences rolling on the floor.

Leading Ladies is directed by Zachary Palmer, who previously directed And Then There Were None and I Didn’t Do It. He is assisted by Kayleigh Liggitt, whose past shows include Sin and Macbeth.

Leading Ladies opens on Friday, October 4th, and runs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Saturday, October 19th. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8:00 PM, and Sunday shows are at 2:00 PM. The theater is located at 401 Jefferson Avenue in Hatboro. All tickets are $15 and can be purchased on their website, If tickets are still available the night of a performance, they can be purchased at the door using cash only.

The Village Players of Hatboro is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, all volunteer theater, dedicated to promoting the arts in the southeastern Pennsylvania region.


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