Comedy on stage

Willimantic - posted May, 14 2013

WILLIMANTIC- A world famous tenor, about to perform as “Othello”, accidentally overdoses and is believed dead by Max, the opera company’s assistant manager. Should Max get into costume and try to fool the audience? Find out when the Windham Theatre Guild presents Ken Ludwig’s award winning comedy Lend Me A Tenor, running May 31 through June 9 at the Burton Leavitt Theatre. Set in the 1930’s, Lend Me A Tenor is a mad-cap screwball comedy that takes place when Tito Merelli, the fiery-tempered and world famous Italian superstar, arrives in Cleveland, Ohio to make his debut with the local opera company and promptly goes missing. As Saunders, the show’s presenter conspires to cover for Tito’s absence, placate his hot-blooded wife and distract his most passionate fans, chaos on a truly operatic level ensues. Lend Me A Tenor runs May 31 and June 1, 7, and 8, at 8 p.m., Thursday June 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday June 2 and 9, at 2 p.m. at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic. Ticket prices are $17 for Adults, $14 for Students/Seniors, and $10 for children under 12. All UCONN, ECSU & QVCC students pay the discounted price of $12. For reservations and information, call the Windham Theatre Guild at 423-2245 or buy your tickets on-line at

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