Little Red Hen Theatre Presents Leading Ladies To Northeast Nebraska

WAKEFIELD – Tickets for Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig have been on sale for over two weeks from the Little Red Hen Theatre in Wakefield.

Performances will be held on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. with a matinee show on Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.

Sarah Beckwith is the new Managing Director of the Little Red Hen Theatre. She talks about what responsibilities comes with the title.

“I have to manage a budget and take care of Vel’s, “said Beckwith. “PR, posters, graphic design, the website and Facebook.”

In this comedy of Leading Ladies penned by Ludwig, there are two struggling Shakespearean actors who pretend to be a dying woman’s nieces to inherit her millions.

The cast is made up of several people who have done several plays for the Little Red Hen Theatre.

Beckwith said the title of the play is deceptive since the men in the play outnumber the women in the play almost two-to-one.

“It’s actually mostly about two men who dress up as women in an attempt to get an old woman’s money,” Beckwith added.

To reserve tickets, call 402-287-2818, message the Little Red Hen Theatre on Facebook or by email at Prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students while youth tickets cost $5.

Marketing Events and Tourism Coordinator for Wayne Area Economic Development, Abby Schademann is one of the real nieces in the play “Meg”. Schademann, a Wayne State College grad has been around theatre.

“One of the great ways to become involved with any community I believe is to be involved in community theatre,” Schademann mentioned. “You really do get to meet a lot of awesome people through that.”

This two-act, adult comedy is set in 1958.



Payton Rusk – Jack

Jase Beckwith – Leo

Macey Martinson – Audrey

Elizabeth Carlson – Millionairess Florence Snyder

Abby Schademann – Meg

Brian Miller – Pastor Wooley

Gary Weddel – Doc Meyers

Ryan Conyers – Doc’s son, Butch