FSC theater troupe
"Lend Me a Tenor"
LAKELAND, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2003) - Florida
Southern's theatre department performs "Lend Me a Tenor" in the
Loca Lee Buckner Theater on campus. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 20-22 and Dec. 4-6; matinees start at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 and
Dec. 7. Paul Bawek, theatre arts department professor, directs the
Ken Ludwig's farce, set in 1934, sends its characters on a wacky
romp of mistaken identity, desperate measures, and compromising
positions. A world-famous tenor, engaged to perform Verdi's "Otello"
in a benefit for a struggling opera company, is taken for dead after
an accidental overdose of sleeping pills. Frantic attempts to pass
off a local amateur as the absentee star result in chaos. The 1989
Broadway production won two Tony Awards after earning seven nominations.
Tickets are $15. FSC students are admitted free. Non-FSC students
pay half price. For ticket information, please contact the Branscomb
Auditorium box office at (863) 680-4296.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.