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Ken Ludwig’s

Lend Me A Soprano

September 16 – October 9, 2022

  • Directed by Eleanor Holdridge

  • Hubbard Theatre

Overview

WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY

Ken Ludwig, America’s preeminent comic playwright and author of recent Alley hits The Three Musketeers and Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, debuts his latest play, Lend Me A Soprano, to kick off the season. The play is set in 1934, when the clever and combustible Lucille Wiley, Manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is ready to welcome world-class soprano Elena Firenzi for her one-night-only starring role in Carmen. Alas, Elena arrives late, her impassioned husband Pasquale has a fit of jealousy, and it remains to be seen whether Mrs. Wiley’s mousy but determined assistant Jo can save the day. Based on Ludwig’s hit comedy, Lend Me A Tenor, the roles are reversed, and the ladies take the lead in this madcap screwball comedy guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

CONTENT ADVISORY

Language and Sexual Situations arise in the farcical world of opera divas, as well as high stakes mishaps surrounding an accidental overdose misconstrued as a suicide - which doesn't turn out to be quite as deadly as everyone originally thought... To learn more about the content of this show, please click here for our content advisory page.

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ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS

Creative Team

Ken Ludwig

Playwright

Klara Zieglerova

Scenic Design

Helen Huang

Costume Design

Jorge Arroyo

Lighting Design

Jane Shaw

Sound Design

Ashley D. Polasek

Creative Associate

Adam Noble

Fight Director & Intimacy Specialist

JZ Casting

New York Casting

Ryan Barrett

Assistant Stage Manager

The Cast

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Ellen Harvey

as Mrs. Wylie

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Alexandra Silber

as Elena Firenzi