It is Cleveland 1934, and the stage is set for a one-night-only command performance of Otello with the world's greatest tenor, Tito Merelli, in the title role. But when the star arrives desperately late with his ego and his jealous wife in tow, things don't go exactly according to plan. A double dose of tranquilizers, an over-sexed soprano, and a mistaken suicide note add up to complete chaos. But what's bad for the Cleveland Opera is good for Florida Rep audiences - who'll be left in stitches as the curtain comes down on this multiple Tony-winning comedy.
Lend Me a Tenor features an all-star cast of Florida Rep ensemble members including Craig Bockhorn (God of Carnage), David Breitbarth (Rumors), Carrie Lund (Black Tie) and Jason Parrish (Santaland Diaries). Making their Florida Rep debuts, the company is pleased to welcome Lindsay Clemmons, a recent UCF graduate and acting intern with Florida Rep this season, Kate Hampton, an Asolo Rep veteran, New York based actor, Michael Satow, who recently appeared with Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, and Chicago veteran, Kate Young.