(LEAMINGTON, ON) – The Bank Theatre is presenting a Sun Parlour Community Players Theatre Production of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me A Tenor, a farcical comedy layered with multiple hilarious mishaps and one comedic disaster after another. The production runs from April 6 through 9.
On a very important night for the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, Tito Merelli, the world famous Italian tenor, is set to perform the starring role in Othello. Henry Saunders, general manager of the company, is beyond stressed about everything turning out right and insists that his assistant, Max, a nervous, young fellow and secret tenor extraordinaire, watch over Tito’s every move to ensure smooth sailing.
After a huge fight with his fiery Italian wife, Maria, Tito receives a double dose of tranquilizers through a series of mishaps. Throw in Diana, an ambitious female co-star, Maggie, Max’s giddy girlfriend, Julia, the flirty head of the opera guild, and a meddling bellhop fighting for Tito’s attention.
Now you have a recipe for comedic disaster, as Max navigates the company through one catastrophe after the next and ultimately takes on the role of Othello to great affect. Together, Max and Saunders find a way to save the Opera Company’s big night in grand farcical fashion.
“The cast is vibrant and enthusiastic, and we are looking forward to bringing Lend Me A Tenor to The Bank Theatre stage and the community,” said director Renata Solski.
The cast are well-known and talented area actors including David Sivak (Max), Megan Gayer (Maggie), Mike Hale (Saunders), John Solski (Tito Merelli), Laurie Niefer (Maria), Jane Toppi (Julia), Bridget Opfer (Diana), and Brett Hallick (Bellhop), with stage direction by Diane Tofflemire.
The Bank Theatre is located at 10 Erie Street South in Leamington, and is accessible and has ample parking.
Show times are 7:30pm on April 6 through 8, and a 2:00pm matinee on April 9. Doors open thirty minutes prior to show times.
Tickets are $20 per person and are available in advance by calling 519-326-8805. Tickets may also be purchased at Leamington ticket outlets Counter Effects at 2 Iroquois Road and Wharram’s Jewellers at 21 Talbot Street West.
Online tickets are also available or they may be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to show time.
Lend Me A Tenor is sponsored by the Municipality of Leamington and Speedprint and is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.