The Savoy Company Presents: Pirates of Penzance
June 2, 2023 - June 3, 2023
1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348
- Presented By: Longwood Gardens
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Join The Savoy Company in our Gardens for Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, a rollicking pirate tale that, relying on comedic good-humored satire, pokes fun at many things Victorian: the nouveau riche, the army, the police, marriage, and one’s own sense of duty.
The Pirates of Penzance features some of the most memorable Gilbert and Sullivan songs, including Poor Wand’ring One, I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General, and Hail Poetry.
About the Pirates of Penzance
As a young boy, Frederic was apprenticed to a band of pirates through a mistake made by his nursemaid, Ruth. Now 21 years old, he disavows the pirate life forever. Resolving to lead a blameless life henceforth, Frederic takes his leave from the Pirate King and company. On the beach he encounters many beautiful and proper young maidens, all daughters of the Major-General Stanley. It is love at first sight for the handsome Frederic and the beautiful Mabel. The pirates determine to wed all the other daughters! The Major-General tells a story which saves the day, but by night he is tormented by his tale of untruth. Just as Frederic is ready to lead the Police Sergeant and his officers to subdue the pirates, he is presented with an unforeseen paradox that would make him the slave of duty.
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