Leslie Arden

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Plays by Leslie Arden

Ned Durango

Playwrights Canada Press
Type: Text

In the town of Big Oak lies the Crossroads Cafe, where five locals come together to plan the annual Tomato Parade. With everything in place, the town hopes the parade can sweeten the hearts of potential investors who are considering Big Oak for a new amusement park, which could bring tourists and an end to the town's financial distress. So who else should ride in the show but Ned Durango, beloved idol and star cowboy. Well, to some at least. Norm Foster and Leslie Arden deliver a comedic yet touching musical of big dreams and new beginnings.

Leslie Arden is an acclaimed musical theatre composer, lyricist and librettist. She is best known for her work The House of Martin Guerre, which has played throughout Canada and the US. Leslie is the artistic director and co-founder of the Children’s Trio, a company dedicated to theatre for young audiences, and is currently a playwright-in-residence at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.