— HUMMELS WHARF — The Valley Players, a local community theater group, will present six performances of the comedy “Lend Me A Tenor” over two weekends this month at the Courtyard Theater in the Susquehanna Valley Mall.
Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings, May 9-10, 16-17 and at 2 p.m. Sundays, May 11 and 18.
A winner of three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards, “Lend Me A Tenor,” directed locally by Joanne Lauer of Selinsgrove and Tara Deljanovan of Sunbury, is set in September 1934.
Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, played by Courtyard Theater artistic director Bob Taylor, is primed to welcome world-famous Tito Merelli, portrayed by Glenn Wilson of Winfield.
Tito, the greatest tenor of his generation, is set to appear for one night only as Otello, however a hilarious series of mishaps and a case of mistaken identity ensue before the big performance.
The cast is rounded out by Nick Buckman of Williamsport, Abigail Campbell of Sunbury, Karen Herschell of Lewisburg, Melissa Laniewski of Selinsgrove, Eric Slodysko of Shamokin and Bethany Umholtz of Milton.
Tickets are $15 and available at www.thecourtyardtheater.com or by calling (570) 374-0060. Tickets also will be sold at the theater box office just before each performance.