Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor
has some legs. Ludwig's 1986 farce garnered rave reviews from both its West End and Broadway runs, and won three Tonys. A hit Broadway revival opened in 2010 as well. The plot hinges on a world-famous Italian opera tenor, known as "Il Stupendo," who's set to sing the lead in the Cleveland Grand Opera's performance of Verdi's Otello
. Screwball mishaps lead to our star getting accidentally knocked out cold on tranquilizers the very night of the big show. A sub has to be found -- fast. Max, a low-level employee at the Cleveland Opera, gets the nod and the rest is grist for Ludwig's comedic mill. Learn the rest of the story as ACT INC stages Lend Me a Tenor
at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday (June 12 through 15, and June 28 and 29) in the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on the Lindenwood University campus (2300 West Clay Street; 636-949-4433 or www.actincstl.com
). Tickets are $20.
June 12-14, 8 p.m.; Sun., June 15, 2 p.m.; Sat., June 28, 8 p.m.; Sun., June 29, 2 p.m., 2014