|6th Street Playhouse to present ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ March 15
Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse will present the production of Ken Ludwig’s farce, “Lend Me a Tenor,” in the GK Hardt Theatre on March 15.
Set in 1934, world famous tenor Tito Merelli is to perform “Otello,” his greatest role, at the gala season opener of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. Saunders, the harried general manager, hopes this will put Cleveland on the cultural map. But, Merelli is nowhere to be found; when he finally arrives drunk, it is too late for rehearsal. Through a hilarious series of mishaps, 'Il Stupendo' is given a double dose of tranquilizers, which mix with the booze he has consumed, and he passes out cold.
His pulse is so low Saunders and his assistant, Max, believe he is dead. What to do? This zany, farcical play involves backstage shenanigans, mistaken identity and celebrity worship to keep audiences laughing.
Boasting a cast of eight of the Playhouse’s finest comedic talents, artistic director, Craig Miller says, “This is one of the greatest modern farces, acted with quick wit and banana-peel-slip-sliding hilarity and high jinx. If you loved performances from last season’s “The 39 Steps or The Producers,” you shouldn’t give it a second thought. It will be a memorable night of scams, shams, and door slams at the Playhouse.”
“Lend Me a Tenor” runs March 15-30 at 6th Street Playhouse in Railroad Square. Tickets range from $15-$32.
Tickets are available online or through the box office at 523-4185.