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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Hillbarn Theatre’s Hilarious Farce “Leading Ladies” Is a Real Crowd-Pleaser

Mar 15, 2019
by Evan Almdale
“Leading Ladies,” currently playing at the Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City, CA. through March 24, is a hilarious comedy about two down-on-their-luck English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves performing ‘Scenes from Shakespeare’ to the central Pennsylvania Moose Lodge circuit. Depressed and tired, they board a train headed for their next performance when a newspaper article catches Leo’s eye. Apparently, a dying Pennsylvania heiress wants to leave a substantial portion of her vast estate to her sister’s two children who moved to England years ago and haven’t been heard of since. A light goes off and the boys plot to present themselves as the nephews. What could possibly go wrong??

Told in the tradition of a French farce, the play by Ken Ludwig is rife with sexual innuendo, slightly off-color commentary, snappy retorts, and absurd plot twists. It all adds up to a fun night of theatre. The audience laughed and clapped throughout the performance. Samantha Ricci and Adrienne Kaori Waters play Jack and Leo to the hilt. Special kudos also go to director James Knipple and costume, hair, and makeup designer Raven Winter.

A hearty laugh is good for the soul, and “Leading Ladies” certainly fills that bill.

Run time is approximately 2 hours with one 15-minute intermission. For tickets or more information please phone (650) 349-6411 ext. 2 or visit www.hillbarntheatre.org.

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Photo caption: Samantha Ricci, Addie Walters, and Monica Cappuccini are featured actors in Hillbarn Theatre’s production of “Leading Ladies.” (Photo courtesy of Mark & Tracy Photography)


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