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QCC Announces Performances of Lend Me A Tenor

ASL Interpreted Performance of Tony Award Winning Play is April 17
Lend Me A Tenor poster

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
508.854.2849
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
4/7/2014

Worcester, MA – April 7, 2014 – QCC is proud to announce the performance schedule of the Ken Ludwig play, Lend Me A Tenor, from April 16 through April 19, 2014 at 7 p.m.   

The QCC Theatre Club’s presentation of the play will be staged at the Hebert Auditorium at QCC Worcester, 670 West Boylston Street. Tickets are available at the door for $5. An American Sign Language interpreted performance is scheduled for Thursday, April 17.

Lend Me A Tenor is a raucous farce, winner of three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards. QCC’s production is directed by QCC English faculty member, John Deedy and the cast includes the following students:

  • Mitchell Leblanc (Max) from Marlborough
  • Kayla Bennett (Maggie) from Grafton
  • Tanner Gagnon (Saunders) from Worcester
  • Kieran Gilman (Tito Merelli) from Leominster
  • Michaela Buckley (Maria) from Worcester
  • Miguel Ramirez (Bellhop) from Worcester
  • Jacqueline Krause (Diana) from Northborough
  • Janay Bull (Julia) from Worcester

The play’s action centers around a world-famous tenor, Tito Merelli, set to perform Otello at the Cleveland Opera Company. Through a series of mishaps, Tito receives a double dose of tranquilizers, causing the house manager to believe he is dead, setting off a chain reaction of slapstick and mistaken identity.

QCC recently announced a renewed commitment to arts education with plans to implement a Visual and Performing Arts program. Theatre education is just one of the genres being developed for inclusion in the program’s curriculum; classes will be offered for the fall 2014 semester with the goal to launch a full Visual and Performing Arts Program by 2016.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.