Ken Ludwig's "Lend Me a Tenor"
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MAS Theatre will produce Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor under the direction of Gabe Flores
MAS Theatre will produce Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor under the direction of Gabe Flores. Lend Me A Tenor is a comedic farce set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world-famous Tito Morelli, known as 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. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy will leave you teary-eyed with laughter. Lend Me a Tenor is produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.)
4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, FL 33618
Free parking in front.