Lend Me a Tenor
by Ken Ludwig
run dates: May 23 to 31, 2014
This hilarious farce opened at the OSS Theatre in Osoyoos, before moving to the new Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver. It marked South Okanagan Players' first foray at the 'Venables" which proved to be a perfect match. "This facility was an absolute thrill to work in," said first-time director, Tom Szalay. "We are unbelievably fortunate to have such well-conceived facility dedicated to hosting the performing arts in the South Okanagan."
Production of Lend Me a Tenor virtually guarantees high-energy, non-stop laughs and many surprises. It was Ken Ludwig's first Broadway show, opening in 1989. It ran for just over a year, receiving nine Tony nominations including 'Best Play". It won two Tonys, along with four Drama Desk awards. Since its original production, it has been translated into 16 languages and played to appreciative audiences in 25 countries. Set in a luxury Cleveland, Ohio hotel in 1934, period costumes and set pieces add charm to the production. With actors slamming and sneaking in and out of six different doors in a series of mishaps, sight gags and mistaken identities, this play entertains on many levels.
Directed by Tom Szalay
Produced by Jennifer Mapplebeck and Patrick Turner
Stage Manager - Jen Jensen; Assistant Stage Manager - Patrick Turner
Costumes - Bernice Myllyniemi; Propetries - Marla Wilson
Set Construction - Bob Wilson, Tom Szalay, Patrick Turner, Brian Mapplebeck, Peter Gajda
Lights and Sound - Diane Gludovatz and Tom Szalay
Cast & Characters
This production owes its success to the talents and dedication of the following cast members: