Robert Louis Stevenson’s gothic story captured the late 19th-century’s fascination with all things scientific. Suddenly it seemed like man could be more powerful than God. In this adaptation by Noah Smith, the duality of man is freed from the restraints of nature with murderous consequences.
When down on his luck actor Leo reads about the projected inheritance of missing relatives Max and Steve, he thinks he’s hatched the perfect plan to save his and his acting partner Jack’s career. Little does he know the lengths this job will push their talent as they attempt to trick Great Aunt Florence and win the hands of some beautiful young ladies, as well. Like any Shakespearean farce, Leading Ladies is a classic tale of missing relatives, large inheritances, and sneaky disguises that ends neatly with love and justice.