In 1934 the renowned tenor Tito Merelli is scheduled to sing the lead in “Otello” for the Cleveland Opera Company. Chaos ensues when Merelli’s wife, who has mistaken an autograph-seeker hidden in his closet for a secret lover, leaves him a “Dear John” letter. The distraught Merelli is accidentally given a double dose of of tranquilizers and passes out. Saunders, the company’s General Manager, is determined that the show will go on, so he forces his assistant Max to impersonate the opera star. What follows is a chain-reaction of mistaken identities, farcical plot twists, double entendre, innuendos, and constant entrances and exits through many doors.
Author: Ken Ludwig
Lend Me a Tenor Preview (Curtain Calls 8.5, January 2013)
The History of Community Players: Part 4 (Curtain Calls 8.5, January 2013, p 3)
“Lend Me A Tenor” once again proved to be a success at Players. The show was well-reviewed and the audiences howled with laughter. This fast-paced comedy was first presented at Players during their 70th Season.