Misericordia Players present the farce ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ on Nov. 13-15
From a press release:
The Misericordia Players will present the award-winning farce “Lend Me a Tenor” by Ken Ludwig on Nov. 13-15 at 8 p.m. in the Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall.
“Lend Me a Tenor” was a huge hit when it premiered in London’s West End in 1986. It opened on Broadway in 1989, garnering Tony Awards for Best Actor (Philip Bosco) and Best Director (Jerry Zaks), four Drama Desk, and three Outer Critics Circle Awards. It closed after 476 performances. A Broadway revival brought it back to the New York City stage in 2010.
The play centers on the opening of the opera “Otello” in Cleveland in the 1930s where confusion, mistaken identity, innuendo, and slapstick comedy reign both on-stage and behind the scenes. It is considered one of the funniest farces to appear on Broadway and has been hailed by critics worldwide as “uproarious, hysterical, and screamingly funny!”
Jeffrey Kelly of Dallas, Pennsylvania is the director and is being assisted by Christine Zopf, stage manager; Matt Levine, assistant stage manager; Patrick McKamy, lighting and sound manager; and Harry Blaine McKeown, set designer. Audrey Ide is serving as costumer.
The cast features Misericordia University (301 Lake St., Dallas) students Jacob Schweiger as Max; Mason Moher as Saunders; Bryson Cahill as Tito; Brenden Walker as Bell Hop; Meghan DiGerolamo as Maggie; Amy Koch as Julia; Jessica Pachuski as Diana, and Maria Weidemoyer as Maria.
Tickets are available at the door for $5, with student and senior citizen admission set at $3. For more information, call the Misericordia Cultural Events Box Office at 570-674-6768 or visit misericordia.edu/theartsandmore.