Ohio Dominican University's Panther Players to Perform "Leading Ladies"

Leading Ladies


Columbus, OH (43219) – Ohio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) student theater group, Panther Players, will perform “Leading Ladies, a theatrical comedic play by Ken Ludwig.

Show times are 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9 and 16; 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 and 17; and 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11. Performances will take place in Erskine Hall’s Matesich Theatre located on ODU’s main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. Free parking is available in the Gold Lot, west of Sunbury Road on St. Dominic Way. 

General admission tickets are $8; children under the age of 5 get in for free. 

 “Our goal for this show was to have as much fun as possible,” play director Nola Colegrove said. “I believe that this show is a prime example that attending and being a part of theater is an entertaining and enriching experience. I hope that the audience will enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.” 

 “Leading Ladies” features two Shakespearean actors who have hit rock bottom. The characters, Leo Clark and Jack Gable, devise a scheme to impersonate a dying woman’s nephews to gain her inheritance. On their way to her bedside, they find out that Florence, the dying woman, is not looking for long-lost nephews, but nieces. Desperate for money, the men decide to dress in women’s clothing to trick Florence. 

Panther Player members responsible for this performance include Colegrove,  assistant director Amaryl Gruber, stage manager  Amanda Thompson, and assistant stage manager Megan Klopstei. The student performers are: 

Meg – Meaghan Torres
Leo – Christopher Monteiro
Jack – Daniel Morales
Duncan – Paul Andrew Schaffner
Doc – Nisaa Muhammad
Audrey – Candace Gibson
Butch – Justin Parrett
Florence & Moose Lodge Francesca – Andrea Haller
Moose Lodge Husband – T.J. Hill

Panther Players also is sponsoring a book drive for the Columbus Metropolitan Library. New and used books can be dropped off at each performance. Donation guidelines can be found here. 

Panther Players is a student organization of Ohio Dominican where participants enhance their communication and acting skills. Students have the opportunity to act, direct, and build set designs for various productions. For additional information about Panther Players, click here. 

Ohio Dominican University is a private four-year comprehensive liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has nearly 2,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.