• LEND ME A TENOR, THE HILARIOUS COMEDY BY KEN LUDWIG, TO OPEN AT TIMBER LAKE PLAYHOUSE ON THURSDAY

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    June 09, 2022
    Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will continue their 2022 Season with the slapstick comedy, Lend Me A Tenor. Ken Ludwig’s comedy opens Thursday, June 16, for a two-week run.
    With a nod to the style of Marx Brothers classics like “A Night at the Opera,” the play, which takes place in 1934, is filled with manic disagreements, elaborate subterfuges and broadly telegraphed attempts at seduction. 
     
    “Tenor has all the elements of a great farce,” said TLP Executive Director, Dan Danielowski, who also directs Lend Me A Tenor. “An absurd plot, unique characters, fast action and wit are all featured prominently in the show.”
     
    The show centers around Henry Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. They are primed to welcome world-famous singer Tito Merelli, known as Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as the star of the opera. What ensues is a series of mistaken identities, misinterpreted situations, and double entendres. Lend Me A Tenor will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter.
     
    Lend Me A Tenor is directed by Dan Danielowski who also provides the Scenic Design. Light Design by Cameron Strandin, Costume Design by Jade Zhang, Props Design by Callie Hester, and Sound Design by Tyler Malone. Chelsey Steinmetz is the Production Stage Manager.
     
    The cast features Darren Mangler as Saunders, Colin McGonagle as Max, Emily Chaviano as Maggie, Margot Frank as Maria, Bryant Howard as the bellhop, Jodie Langel as Diana, Marcia Sattelberg as Julia and Peter Lake as Tito Merelli.
     
    A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave you teary-eyed with laughter.
     
    Information and tickets for all Timber Lake events are available online at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org or by calling the Box Office at (815) 244-2035. The Box Office is open from 10:00 until 5:00 and until intermission on show days.
     
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    Contact:
    Dan Danielowski, Executive Director
    dan@timberlakeplayhouse.org, (815) 244-2048