Lend Me a Tenor
Written by Ken Ludwig
This Tony Award winning madcap screwball comedy set in the 1930’s will keep you laughing all night long! Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is set to welcome world famous Tito Morelli, the greatest tenor of his era, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late, and following a series of hilarious mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. Saunders convinces his assistant Max to put on Morelli’s costume and fool the audience into believing they are seeing the star. Max succeeds, but Morelli comes to and puts on his other costume ready to perform. Hilarity ensues!
“An accelerating snowball of laughter, Lend Me a Tenor has the class and charm of a Kaufman and Hart comedy plus all the door-slamming hilarity of a Marx Brothers’ classic like Room Service.” – Jim Helsinger, PA Shakespeare Festival