Ken Ludwigs Lend Me a Tenor
Co-Presented by the Tracy Repertory Theatre and the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
Saunders, the manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, and his assistant, Max, welcome world famous Tito Morelli and 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. 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 after them, 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.