Westwood Resident Returns to Stage in Walpole Footlighters Comedy Production


Photo by Dan Busler Photography. Elise Blanchard plays the role of Mimi in the Walpole Footlighters production of Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors.

Thanks to Walpole Footlighters for contributing this news to Westwood Minute.

One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming music fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930’s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian opera superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife Maria from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delights. Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors at the Walpole Footlighters provides all that and more.

Westwood actress Elise Blanchard is getting right back on the Footlighters stage, having appeared in last fall’s production of The Humans. Elise is far more comfortable acting in a drama like The Humans and is excited to appear in a comedy and stretch as an actress. She says, “A Comedy of Tenors is completely, one hundred percent farce. Even the emotionally intense moments are there for the sake of laughs. It’s lighthearted, witty, and quick, it’s a fun story.”

Performances of Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors are at the Walpole Footlighters Playhouse at 2 Scout Road in East Walpole. Evening performances will be on February 3, 4, 10, 11, and 18 at 8:00 p.m. There will also be matinee performances on February 5 and 19 at 2:00 p.m. 

Patrons are not required to wear masks, but wearing masks is strongly encouraged. Concessions will be available. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at 508-668-8446 or online at www.footlighters.com. Please enter WW Minute at checkout, if Westwood Minute helped you find this entertainment.

This production is sponsored in part by the Walpole Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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