Lend Me a Tenor
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Michael Chase
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 Otello. 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 Otello costume 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 Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. You won’t want to miss this hilarious door-slamming farce!
Produced by Beloit Civic Theatre at Elizabeth Reinholz Theater, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St.,Beloit
Performances: April 24 - May 3, 2014
Performance Times: April 24, 25, 26 and May 1, 2, 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on Apr. 26 and May 3
A MATINEE HAS NOW BEEN ADDED FOR SUNDAY APRIL 27th AT 3 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $10 $8 for students and seniors over 60
Call 608-362-1595 for reservations or more information.