QNEK Productions to Kick Off Final Season with LEND ME A TENOR

QNEK Productions to Kick Off Final Season with LEND ME A TENOR

QNEK Productions, InterNational Theatre Company in Residence at the historic Haskell Opera House, is kicking off its 25th and final season with a farce to keep you laughing long after the curtain comes down: Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor.

For the first time in 25 years they are bringing back your favorite shows and this classic farce is sure to keep you rollicking and rolling in the aisles as they begin their Season of Celebration!

In September of 1934, Henry Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous Tito Merelli, 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. Meanwhile, Merelli wakes up, puts on the costume as well, and madcap hijinks ensue. Soon there are two Tito's running around with wild women, a harried Saunders, and an interfering Bellhop running after them to our comedic delight!

This show features an impressive party of local talents in Todd Cubit, Michael Desjardins, Phil Gosselin, Kim Gannon, Rhonda Lucas, Tiffany Quinn, Ron St. John, and Andrea Webster. The impressive art deco set is brought to life by Set Engineers Rick Gosselin and George Lague. Judy Castonguay is the Stage Manager with Jenny Dunne Directing.

You don't want to miss this uproarious start to QNEK's Season of Celebration! This over the top comedy will bring you non-stop laughter and a night of theatre you wont soon forget.

Come see Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor at the Haskell Opera House April 28 - May 7th, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2. Tickets are available by visiting qnek.com, calling the QNEK Box Office at (802) 334-2216, in person at The MAC Center for the Arts, by visiting catamountarts.org, or by calling the Catamount Arts Box Office at (888) 757-5559.

Pictured: (top) Todd Cubit, Andrea Webster; (center) Rhonda Lucas, Phil Gosselin, Tiffany Quinn; (bottom) Ron St. John, Kim Gannon, Michael Desjardins

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