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'Leading Ladies' will be on stage at CEU

The theatre department at the College of Eastern Utah announced that it will offer its first play of the 2007-2008 season, "Leading Ladies".

"Leading Ladies", was writeen by Ken Ludwig, and is being directed by Corey Ewan.

The play will be presented on Sept. 27-29 and October 1-2 at the Geary Theatre, 451 East 400 North, Price. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m.

In this hilarious comedy by the author of "Lend Me A Tenor", "Postmortem" 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.

Eastern Utah Theatre will also produce the following shows for the 2007-2008 season.

"Proof" by David Auburn, will play November 8-10 and 12-13, 2007. The show will be directed by Todd Olsen.

For 2008, "Shadowlands" by William Nicholson, will play January 24-26 and 28-29, 2008, and will be directed by Corey Ewan.

The season will round out with "H.M.S. Pinafore" by Gilbert and Sullivan, playing March 6-8 and 10-11, 2008, and will be directed by Grady McEvoy.

For further information, call the Geary Theatre box office at 435-613-5335 or visit the College of Eastern Utah website at

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