Leading Ladies

Black Hills Playhouse, Summer Season 2010
Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Ron Schaeffer
Costume Design: Allison Smith
Photos courtesy of Jordan Janota

Bright and pastel colors draw the eye in this cheery farce, set in the 1950s. Crazy costume changes and Shakespeare references abound as the two male leads play down-on-their-luck actors who crossdress to win the hearts (and maybe the fortune) of the female leads.

Photo courtesy of Jordan Janota

I also built a lavender taffeta party dress for the character of Stephanie/Jack using a vintage 50’s dress pattern, and sizing it up to fit a 6’3” man with a 40” chest.

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