Theatre Downtown

Now playing at Theatre Downtown!
Poster Image   Our Leading Lady
Charles Busch
Directed by Mel Christian

June 13-29, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 pm

April, 1865. Laura Keene, a famous actress/manager, is performing in Washington, DC during the week the civil war ends. Despite a madcap scramble of backstage squabbles, the ambitious Laura does everything she can to get President Lincoln to attend her closing night performance. Her great plans go awry, as Laura and her theatrical troupe collide with history. "Our Leading Lady is a backstage comedy in which a presidential assassination is not merely a national tragedy but also a vexing interruption in a powerful woman’s quest for fame and glory. Imagine the collision of Gone with the Wind and Noises Off ." - Don Shewey, The Advocate


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Annual Overhead: $24,000+

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