The winter can be a dull and slow time for activities in a village, but the Thorndale Agriculture Society have been working on their annual dinner theatre production to help with those winter blues .
This year’s Thorndale Dinner Theatre production is ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ by playwright, Ken Ludwig. This play made its debut in London, UK in 1986, then on Broadway in 1989, receiving many Tony Award nominations, and achieving a couple of important awards. It has also been translated in 16 languages and produced in 25 countries. And the Thorndale Agricultural Society are delighted to bring it to the Thorndale stage.
‘Lend Me a Tenor’ is set in a hotel suite in Cleveland, Ohio in 1934. It is a fast pace comedy involving some unique characters, a clever coverup of such, a little romance with all of these antics producing a wonderful evening of laughs and entertainment.
The cast contains eight local talents, with four new faces to the Thorndale Community Centre stage. One seasoned actor, Joe Facey said he auditioned for the Italian singer/lover, but the producer told him he was better casted as the grumpy old man, Henry Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company.
The 2019 Thorndale Dinner Theatre production includes a delicious dinner prepared by local community organizations, followed by the play ‘Lend Me a Tenor’. It opens on Saturday, Feb 16th, a bunch and performance on Sunday, Feb 17th with tickets still available and then again, the following weekend, February 22nd and 23rd. To purchase tickets for these performances, contact Karen at Thorndale Ace Hardware – 519-461-0280.