Quebec Art Company succeeds with “Lend Me A Tenor”

Quebec Art Company succeeds with “Lend Me A Tenor”

The Quebec Art Company presented their version of Ken Ludwig’s Lend me a Tenor last night and it had the whole audience both laughing, and intrigued, all at the same time. Some familiar faces like Bill Russell, who plays the not so dumb bellhop and Simon Harvey who plays the tenor himself (complete with an Italian accent), kept us giggling while all the time the opera manager, played by Ladd Johnson, tries to get certain people to leave his star tenor alone, and for good reason.

LendMeATenorQACDefinitely not a play for children, QAC’s  version of Lend me a Tenor, takes us down a road of comedy with a bit, just a little bit, of drama, and keeps our attention right to the end, even if someone is told to, ”Shutta up youself.”

The whole cast and all those who worked behind the scenes, including the impressive stage sets, are to be congratulated on a job well done. Although it’s considered amateur theatre, there was nothing amateur about it.

This was QAC’s 45th production and every year it gets better. Cheryl Rimmer (Director) and her crew deserve a loud round of applause for once again bringing live theatre in the language of Shakespeare to all Quebec City residents who have a desire to be entertained in English.

At the time of writing there’s still one more chance to see the play at the Sunday matinée (27th April), being presented at 2pm at Holland School. It will be worth the trip and at $12 you’ll be well entertained for two hours, which is a pretty good deal, not to mention you`ll be supporting our local English theatre group.
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The upcoming production (Fall 2014) is Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution.
Check out the Quebec Art Company website for audition and show dates, times, and further information.

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Job Patstone

Job Patstone was born in Hamilton, ON. and has lived in Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer AB. He is presently living in Quebec City, with his wife. He worked for Xerox for 26 years and was an ESL teacher for another ten.

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