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Ridgewood Community High School
Lend Me A Tenor

Ken Ludwig

Set in September 1934, Lend Me a Tenor is a screwball comedic farce. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Merelli, 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 Merelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Merelli 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.

April 26-28, 2018

Although the show is appropriate for a high school, it is not recommended for audiences younger than thirteen due to comedic innuendos and suggested adult situations. 

Frances Bernero Auditorium
7500 W. Montrose Ave.
Norridge, IL 60706
Sale Closed: 4/29/18 at 12:00 am