Auditions for Leading Ladies
Friday, January 26, 6:30pm
Saturday, January 27, 11:00am

Saturday, January 28, 3:00pm   

All are at the American School,
C. Albatros 129, Marina Vallarta

Table read through - Wednesday, January 31

Rehearsals - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays - February 5 through March 27 at 6:30pm. Depending on the role, not all actors will be called for every rehearsal.

Some flexibility.

Mandatory rehearsals for everyone in tech week Saturday, Mar 23 through Wednesday, Mar 27 depending on how things are going.

Performances (10 in Total)

March 28, 29, 30
April 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13
Strike Sunday, April 14

John Sheppard has worked for 40 years writing, producing, and directing movies and television, with over 130 credits to his name.


Set in York, Pennsylvania in 1952, this farce centers on two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors, Leo Clark and Jack Gable. The pair discover through a newspaper that Florence, an older ailing woman, has been unable to find Max and Steve, her sister's children who moved away to England as children in order to include them in her multimillion-dollar inheritance. They decide to pose as Max and Steve to claim portions of it. When they discover that "Max" and "Steve" are actually "Maxine" and "Stephanie" they continue on, undaunted, in drag. Leo falls for Florence's actual niece Meg, while Jack swoons over Florence's part-time aide Audrey. Florence recovers just as the pair arrives, but they decide to keep on, both to try to outlast her health and to stay close to the objects of their interest. Leo convinces Meg, who is enamored of Shakespeare and a fan of Jack and Leo, to put on a production at Florence's estate, to give himself more of an opportunity to be with her, both as Leo and Maxine. Meanwhile, Meg's fiancé Duncan grows increasingly suspicious of the "Leading Ladies."

On the night of the production, a telegram arrives at the house stating that the real Maxine and Stephanie will arrive that night. Leo's plan to use Jack-as-Stephanie to seduce Duncan in front of Meg and stop their marriage fails when Audrey accidentally gives the family doctor a "love note" meant for Duncan. The telegram ends up in the hands of Duncan, who gloats at the opportunity to get rid of the two impostors. Meg confesses to "Maxine" that she loves her, prompting him and Jack to consult each other while in costume as women, which Meg and Audrey accidentally eavesdrop on and discover the true identities of their "cousins". An angry Audrey confronts Jack, but when he breaks down and apologizes, she accepts his marriage proposal. The same occurs with Meg and Leo, but Meg tells Leo he needs to run, as the real cousins are due to arrive. However, the police arrest the "real cousins", identifying them as two notorious con artists. To Duncan's horror, Leo (still in character as Maxine) and Meg announce that they're getting married. After Florence scares everyone by seeming to have died for a minute, everyone suddenly remembers that they're supposed to be putting on a play and prepare to begin the show. (Some productions include a final scene in which a frantic and short version of Twelfth Night is performed by the cast.)

Audition Scripts (PDFs)

Full Script (PDF)

"Hardcopy Audition Sides will be available at the auditions"

Download the Audition form below and print it out and bring it to your audition with a photo and a resume.  If you don't have a resume, simply write on the back of the form your acting experience even if it was a long time ago (in high school maybe).

Audition Forms to be filled in will also be available at the auditions.

Below is also the full script to download, in case you would like to read it.

Full Script (Google Doc)