In this hilarious comedy, 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!
||Hillary Murphy Webb|
|Rev. Duncan Wooley||John Smith|
|Doc Myers||LeRoy Heffernan|
|Leo Clark/Maxine||Mike Butler|
|Jack Gable/Stephanie||Marc Hetu|
|Butch Myers/Moose Lodge Member Frank||Tomas Hiseler|
|Florence Snider||Thea Burton|
|Stage Manager||Irene Armstrong|
|Stage Crew||Elva Kelley, Cast|
|Costumes||Lana Churchill, Junie Hutchinson
|Props||Cast & crew|
|Lights (Design/ Technician)||Alan Tupper/Ernest Zinck
|Sound (Design/ Technician)||Alan Tupper/Ernest Zinck/Junie Hutchinson
|Set Design||Junie Hutchinson|
|Set Builder(s) & Painting||Alan Tupper, Leon Bullock, cast, crew and friends|
|Posters, Program & Website||Sharon Churchill Roe|
|E-newsletter Editor||Laura Churchill Duke|
Hillary Webb (Margaret "Meg" Snider) has been performing in musical theatre productions out of Wolfville for the past five years. Not only is this her first Centrestage production, but her first time performing a comedy (and non-musical) in over a decade! Hillary loves bringing a character to life and telling a story that truly engages the audience. She is very excited to be working with such a fantastic and talented cast and crew, and thanks them for the warm welcome they've given her as Centrestage veterans. She'd like to thank her husband for his support while pursuing her second love, the theatre, and hopes you all enjoy this hilarious show!
Following his last appearance at Centrestage in My Boy Jack, John Smith (Duncan) is pleased to return to the stage in this hilarious play. He notes that, “the hardest part of acting in this play is keeping a straight face as events unfold.” When not acting John fills his days on the job with the Community College here in the valley and he lives in Wolfville with his encouraging and supportive “congregation” - Beth and Jamie.
LeRoy Heffernan continues to enjoy the retirement life. Lots of reading, music, wine and, of course, theatre. He last appeared in Sex Please We’re Sixty. He believes the current production, combining a hilarious script with an incredibly hard-working, dedicated and enthusiastic cast and crew, is certain to result in yet another comedy winner for CentreStage. All involved hope you agree. Enjoy the show!
Mike Butler is no stranger to community theatre audiences as Leading Ladies is Mike's 37th play in just over 5 years. He was last seen in the drama The Lighthouse and Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced, but comedy is his specialty and Mike is thrilled to be returning to his farcical roots! He wishes to thank Junie for always finding challenging roles for him and his castmates and the crew for making him feel like a handsome man AND a pretty lady! When Mike isn't on stage, you can find him at TAN Coffee in Wolfville. One last (but very important) thank you to Ian, for all his support and love and for being Mike's biggest fan!
Marc Hetu is happy to be in his fourth performance at CentreStage Theatre, though he is not looking forward to the heat this time of year. Marc works at Acadia University in the Chemistry Department developing natural products and metal complexes involved in the process of light activated therapy. He enjoys cooking, photography, wine and woodworking.
This is Danielle’s fourth CentreStage Theatre production. She attended CentreStage youth theatre camps and every drama course she could in school! She has been in three dinner theatres in Berwick, is a former member of the Annapolis Valley Honor Choir and has taken part in many school plays and musicals. She started acting at a very young age and has experienced most jobs behind the scenes as well as being on stage. She was recently accepted to the Holland College Theatre Performance Program in PEI, so is thrilled to finally be able to live out her dream! “Thank you for coming out tonight and enjoy the show!”
Tomas has been performing in the local community theatre scene for many years. During that time he has enjoyed working with Stage Prophets, Edaline Theatre and The Fezziwig Society. He is excited to be in his second CentreStage production. He was last seen in A Murder is Announced. He will be going off to Sheridan College in September to take Technical Production for Theatre and Live Events.
Thea’s first year with no children at home has been a whirlwind of theatre. She appeared in CS’s A Murder is Announced and just finished Mary Poppins with Stage Prophets. She is excited to be back at CentreStage for this delightful farce. Yet another character role she can sink her teeth into. Thea is thankful to live in a community rich in the arts, and full of talented, dedicated friends.
Irene Armstrong is thrilled to be a part of another great CentreStage production! Helping out backstage with Leading Ladies has been a blast, thanks to this wonderful cast of actors, director and producer. At the very least, this hilarious play will tickle your funny bone, but most likely it will leave you in stitches wanting more!
Junie lives in Wolfville and has directed comedies and musicals with Quick As A Wink Theatre for the past 12 years.