Ken Ludwig's opera-based farce, Lend Me a Tenor, will close Sept. 26 at the International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Sept. 26. Performancs began Sept. 3.
The play, which takes place in Cleveland's high society circa 1930s, tells of the Cleveland Opera Company and their frantic push to get their production of Otello up, after their imported Italian star "Il Stupendo" dies.
The cast for Tenor includes Frank Ashmore, Jill Brewer, Kathy Davis, Kevin P. Kern, Alyse Mandel, Skye McKenzie, Patricia Thielemann, and Matthew Walker. Shashin Desai will direct.
Lend Me a Tenor was first presented at the Globe Theatre in London. It later played on Broadway, earning seven Tony nominations including two wins (Best Actor, Philip Bosco, and Best Director, Jerry Zaks), four Drama Desk Awards and three Outer Critics Circle Awards. Ludwig went on to write Moon Over Buffalo.