Reading, Pa. – Albright College will present The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan, April 27 to 30, in Albright’s Wachovia Theatre. A coproduction of the Domino Players and Music Department, The Pirates of Penzance is directed by Jeffrey Lentz, Albright’s senior artist-in-residence.
As the curtain rises on this swashbuckling and mellifluous romance in the age of Queen Victoria, we meet Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates’ way of life and searches for the maiden of his dreams. Frederic’s melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley’s songbird daughter, Mabel. But when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters—mayhem ensues. This sparklingly witty operetta on the subject of romance and duty in the age of Queen Victoria makes for a perfect final act to the Domino Players season.
Additional performance-related events for The Pirates of Penzance include:
April 27: A talkback and reception will follow the performance.April 28: Albright’s short-form improv ensemble, Less Than or Equal To, will present a show in Roop Hall following the performance.
Performances of The Pirates of Penzance will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 27 to 29, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, April 30, at 1 p.m. For prices and tickets, call the box office at 610-921-7547 or visit www.albright.edu/centerforthearts.
The Center for the Arts is located on the Albright College campus at 13th and Bern streets, Reading, Pa. For more information, please call 610-921-7715, or visit www.albright.edu/centerforthearts.