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“Lend Me a Tenor,” a comedy by Ken Ludwig, will be performed in the Fine Arts Theatre on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley on November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 at 7 p.m. and November 18 at 2 p.m.
Directed by Susan Rabideau, UWFox theatrical director, the play is reputed to leave audiences teary eyed with laughter. The appearance of the opera star, Italian tenor Signor Tito Merelli, will be the highlight of the Cleveland Grand Opera Co.'s most important fundraiser for the 1934 season. When a "Dear John" letter is mistaken for Tito's suicide note the company stands to lose $50,000 in ticket sales unless they can find a way for the dead singer to deliver the performance of his life.
"Lend Me a Tenor" sends audiences on a wild romp of mistaken identity, desperate measures and compromising positions set in the delightful period of the 1930s. Rabideau advises, “Here's one that you don't want to miss. You'll laugh your worries away with this mad capped farce.”
UWFox is located at 1478 Midway Road in Menasha. To purchase tickets to “Lend Me a Tenor,” call the box office at 832-2646. Tickets are $9 each.