Lend Me A Tenor
by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Eric Wegener
September 15 – October 14, 2006
September, 1934 - the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company—world-famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Otello, his greatest role, at the gala season-opener.
The chaos begins the moment he arrives... too late to rehearse. His fiery-tempered wife discovers a girl in his closet, writes a good-bye note, grabs her fur and leaves him. Already on his way through a bottle of wine, Tito accidentally takes a double dose of tranquilizers, which mix with the booze and he passes out.
His pulse plummets and the "Dear John' letter is mistaken for Tito's suicide note. The grand night is ruined...unless there is a way for the dead singer to deliver the performance of his life!
Here's what our critics say:
"Outrageously funny farce, filled with sex, booze and opera."
Jenny Fukumoto, Daily Northwestern