Reagan Theatre to perform a wildly entertaining farce…

Reagan Theatre to perform a wildly entertaining farce… Lend Me a Tenor written by Ken Ludwig Lend Me a Tenor is a clever and wildly entertaining contemporary farce that “sends audiences on a wild romp of desperate measures and compromising situations.” In simple terms, farce is broad, basic comedy in which confusion, mistaken identity, innuendo and slapstick are key elements. The story is set in 1934. The Cleveland Grand Opera is celebrating its biggest night in history. World famous tenor Tito Merelli, known to his fans as “Il Stupendo” is scheduled to sing the lead in Otello, produced as a gala fundraiser set to raise $50,000 for the company. Before the star gets beyond his hotel room, things begin to unravel. Chaos sets in when a “Dear John” letter is mistaken for a suicide note and Tito’s appearance onstage seems unlikely. But for Henry Saunders, General Manager of the Cleveland Opera, “the show must go on!” . . . under any circumstance - even if it means sending a replacement onstage. Max goes on to give the performance of his life and win his heart’s delight, Saunders’ daughter Maggie. But before a happy ending for all, including Tito who makes a remarkable recovery, there’s action and mayhem galore. Chaos reigns in this spectacular “farce de résistance”. Audiences are in for a delightful and amusing treat as one side-splitting adventure after another unfolds for this outrageous cast of characters. By: Gloria Robinson, Teacher/Director The play will be directed by the Reagan Theatre teacher/directors Gloria Robinson, Cynthia McDonald, and Mark Keith. For tickets to Lend Me a Tenor, visit our website at www.rrhstheatre.org for a mail in form or call 210-482-2200 ext. 248 or email grobin@neisd.net. Tickets are $7.00 general admission, $8.00 at the door, or $10.00 for reserved seats.