The River City Community Players will present the comedy “Lend Me a Tenor” in six performances beginning this weekend at the Performing Arts Center in downtown Leavenworth.
“This play has been thrilling audiences for 25 years and still has audiences rolling in the aisles,” according to a press release. “This hilarious show is a door-slamming, dress-dropping farce with mistaken identities, mischievous misunderstandings and compromising positions.”
The play tells the tale of the madcap adventures centered around performers of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company during an important fundraiser for the 1934 season.
The play is directed by Nino Casisi, who said the show is in the genre of “The Marx Brothers,” “Laurel and Hardy” and “The Three Stooges.”
“It’s a beautifully written comedy with the parts and pieces of a 1930s screwball comedy that the world knows and loves,” Casisi said. “It lets the audiences just have fun and leave their worries regarding real-life drama, politics and personal problems at home. It’s just a great night out to laugh and have a great time with friends and family.”
The show is the fourth of the 2018 season for the River City Community Players. The theater will host Live at the Hollywood Theater Nov. 10 with a performance of Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle and Chris Hazleton’s Boogaloo 7. The annual Children’s Christmas Show will be held Dec. 7-9.
This weekend’s play will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, as well as 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Performing Arts Center, 500 Delaware St. The show also will be held Nov. 2-4.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for military, seniors and students. Tickets for children 12-under are $7.
For reservations, call 913-651-0027.