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BHSU presents comedic theatre performance

Phil Braun (left) junior speech communications major from Gregory; and Andrew Rexroad, senior speech communications from Spearfish; will portray Jack and Leo in the comedic performance, Leading Ladies. Jack and Leo are two hapless Shakespearean actors who have devised a plan to inherit an elderly woman’s fortune…but they have to dress as women if they’re going to get it. The performance will take place April 16 -18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Woodburn Hall theatre.

The Black Hills State University Theatre will present Leading Ladies, a comedy written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Albert Juhrend, assistant professor of theatre at BHSU. The performance will take place April 16 -18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Woodburn Hall theatre.

Jack, portrayed by Andrew Rexroad, senior speech communications from Spearfish; and Leo, portrayed by Phil Braun, junior speech communications major from Gregory, are two hapless Shakespearean actors, who find themselves performing “Scenes of Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit of Pennsylvania - a nightmare gig for the two classically trained British actors. Upon hearing that an elderly woman was about to depart, leaving her fortune to her two long lost English relatives, they devise a plan to attain the wealth…but they have to dress as women if they’re going to get it.

Other cast members include Rebecca Myers, freshman math major from Rapid City, who plays Meg; Jesse Hamer, freshman elementary education major from Box Elder, who plays Duncan; Mike Boring, senior history major from Spearfish, plays Doc; Casey Hibbert, senior speech communications major from Spearfish, who plays Butch; Randa Redetzke, sophomore speech communications major from Billings, Mont., plays Audrey; and Megan Huber, sophomore speech communications major from Belle Fourche, who plays Florence.

Tickets are $6 for general admission and $3 for seniors; BHSU faculty, staff, and students are free. For more information contact Juhrend at 642-6268.

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