by Ken Ludwig
directed by R. Michael Price
July 11 through August 9
World famous tenor, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, is to perform Otello for one night only. He arrives late, and through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders, the general manager of the opera company and his assistant, Max, believe he is dead. What to do? Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and try to fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. This sets off a series of hilarious events guaranteed to leave the audiences crying with laughter.
Performance times are 8 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There are three Sunday matinees: July 20 and 27 matinee performances begin with a continental brunch (included in price of ticket) at 12:15 pm, and the show begins at 1 pm. The August 3 performance starts at 1 pm with refreshments during intermission (included in price of ticket).
Regular ticket prices are $25 general and $20 for Students, Seniors and TBA members. Thursday, July 17, 31 and August 7 performances are $17 for everyone, with a bargain Thursday (no reservations – first come, first seat!) held on July 24 – all tickets $10. Brunch Sunday performances and Opening night are $25 for everyone. All ticket prices include refreshments.
For reservations and information, call 510-683-9218, or purchase tickets using the button below.
Photos are by Christian Pizzirani.