Lend Me a Tenor

A Comedy By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Joe Pelonzi

Presented by The Majestic Productions

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. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. It was directed on Broadway by Jerry Zaks, and in London by David Gilmore.

“A remarkable piece of theatre… a masterpiece… Author Ken Ludwig has verve, a sound grasp of plot mechanics and a rare ability to couple high art with low comedy.” – The London Times

“One of two great farces by a living writer.” – The New York Times

“Ken Ludwig’s 1989 Tony-winning comedy is one of only two classic farces by a living playwright, the other being Michael Frayn’s frenetic Noises Off”New York Daily News

“A furiously paced comedy with more than a touch of the Marx brothers… A marvelous combination of wonderful farcical moments and funny lines.” – Time Out New York

“The Big Winner!” – New York Daily News

“Non stop laughter.” – Variety

“Uproarious! Hysterical!” – USA Today

“A rib tickling comedy.” – The New York Post

“Screamingly funny!” – CBS Radio

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Available Dates & Tickets

Lend Me a Tenor
Friday, August 18th, 07.00 PM
From $10
Lend Me a Tenor
Saturday, August 19th, 07.00 PM
From $10
Lend Me a Tenor
Sunday, August 20th, 02.00 PM
From $10