Monday, May 1, 2017

Lend Me a Tenor takes flight

Owatonna High School to perform farce

There’s a bit confusion on Owatonna high school’s stage this spring. There are mistaken identities, accidental deaths, and lovers’ spats, and that’s just all in the first act of the high school’s latest comedy, Lend Me a Tenor.

Under the direction of Erik Eitrheim, a cast of eight students is staging the popular farce with all the madness it deserves.

The plot, played out on a static set, follows Max, the assistant of Henry Saunders who manages the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. The company is eagerly awaiting the performance of Tito Mereli, a famous Italian opera star who has agreed to sing tenor in their performance of Otello. When Tito is unable to perform, Saunders insists a disguised Max step in to take his place. Chaos mounts as the pair tries to keep up their deception to the company’s other members, including the company’s resident diva, an overly enthusiastic bellhop, and Max’s on and off girlfriend. Maggie.

“It’s a wonderful farce,” said Eitrheim, “with great, fun plot twists.”

See full story in this week’s print edition or subscribe online. Please subscribe here or current subscribers can login here.

Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
507-634-2661
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

 

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Greer Citizen newsletter feed