About the Show:
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 eldest daughter. 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.
The Pirates of Penzance, 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. It 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.” The Pirates of Penzance promises to be a rollicking pirate tale, suitable for audiences of all ages.
About our Venues:
The Savoy Company will present three performances of The Pirates of Penzance at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre on May 13th and 14th, two evening performances and a matinee. The performances will feature a gorgeous, professionally-designed set, beautiful costumes, and a professional orchestra. In Kennett Square on June 10th and 11th, the Savoy Company will present two performances under the stars at the Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre. Longwood Gardens performance tickets include all-day admission to the wonderful gardens.