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Texas State University Opens Theatre Season with Comedy Lend Me a Tenor

    The Department of Theatre at Texas State University in San Marcos launches their 2012-13 Season with Ken Ludwig's screwball, door-slamming Tony Award-nominated farce, Lend Me a Tenor.  Directed by Richard Sodders, the production runs October 2nd through 7th in the University Mainstage Theatre.
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      Set in the 1930s, the madcap screwball comedy is set in motion when Tito Merelli, the fiery-tempered and world famous Italian opera star, arrives in Cleveland, Ohio, for a gala performance of Otello.  When Tito, known to his fans as "Il Stupendo," goes missing, the show's producer conspires to cover for the star's absence - by enlisting his assistance Max to impersonate the opera star.
     A chain-reaction ensues filled with mistaken identity, farcical plot twists, double entendres, innuendoes - and constant entrances and exits through many doors.  The nine-time Tony Award-nominated comedy takes farcical chaos to operatic levels.
     Performances will run October 2nd through 6th at 7:30 p.m. and October 7th at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $12 for general admission and $7 for students with a valid Texas State ID.
     The University Mainstage Theatre is located at 430 Moon Street on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos.  For reservations, call the Texas State Box Office at (512) 245-2204.

(Cody Jenkins as "Max" and "Zuhdi Boueri" as Tito Merelli; photo courtesy TSU)
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