The Seaway Valley Theatre Company concludes their 2018-2019 season with their production of Ken Ludwig’s
wacky operatic comedy, “A Comedy of Tenors.”
One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What
could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer
Henry Saunders (Andy Davidson) and his long suffering assistant, Max, (Joseph Ianni) can keep Italian
superstar Tito Merelli (Michael Galvin, who also doubles in the role of Beppo) and his hot-blooded wife, Maria,
(Lacie Petrynka) from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities,
bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight, written by America’s foremost farceur.
Rounding out the cast are Mike Chatelain as Carlo Nucci, Ashley Elms as Mimi, and Guylaine Galvin as
Tatiana Racòn. Director Cathy Durham is no stranger to the plays of Ken Ludwig, having directed successful
productions of “Leading Ladies,” “Moon Over Buffalo,” and “Lend Me a Tenor” for the SVTC in past seasons.
Making his début as producer is SVTC Vice-President Peter Labelle.
Ken Ludwig’s “A Comedy of Tenors” will be staged at École secondaire publique l’Héritage, 1111 Montreal Road,
on May 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25. Curtain time is 7:30 pm. A matinée will also be given on Sunday, May 19 at
1:30 pm. Tickets are $20.00 and are available in advance online at svtc.theticketwicket.ca. They can also be
bought in person or by phone at the SD&G United Way/Centraide Office, 55 Water Street West, Suite 240,
613-932-2015, weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. They will also be available at the door for one hour before
each performance. All seats are general admission and the auditorium is wheelchair accessible.
Of particular note is the May 23rd performance, which will be a special fundraising event for the Be the
Link/Soyez le Lien campaign. All proceeds will be donated by the SVTC to fund the building of Downtown
Cornwall’s new arts and culture centre. To learn more about this initiative, visit www.bethelink.net.
For more information about the play, visit . Be www.svtc.ca sure to follow the hashtag #SVTCComedyofTenors
on social media, too.