Cross-dressing pays well in new play – By: Jacob Divett

Two out of work actors try to cross-dress their way into a small fortune in the Las Cruces Community Theatre’s new play Leading Ladies, directed by Ceil Herman, which opened Friday.

Corey Dlask and Matthew Esqueda star as the struggling actors Jack and Leo who hatch a scheme to swindle an old woman, Florence (played by Carmen Call), out of her fortune. They decide to pose as Florence’s long lost nieces Stephanie and Maxine in hopes of receiving her millions when she dies, and of course they run into problems.