Lend Me A Tenor
by Ken Ludwig
AUDITIONS: Monday, November 12 and Tuesday, November 13, 2018
PRODUCTION DATES: January 11-13, 18-20, and 25-27, 2019
Produced in Cooperation with Samuel French, Inc.
Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Othello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Othello costume and makeup and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Othellos are running around in identical costumes and makeup and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. This is a madcap, screwball comedy, complete with mistaken identities and slamming doors, guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.
Director: Karen Pritchard
Assistant Director: Karen Prusiewicz
TITO: Greg Phillip Viscomi
SAUNDERS: William E. McCloskey
MAX: Damon Williams
THE BELLHOP: Chris Martin
MAGGIE: Julie Ballantyne Brown
DIANA: Jazzmin Sharara
MARIA: Kori Elizabeth Bielaniec
JULIA: Sue DeLosier