Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance from The Hypocrites
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The last date listed for Pirates of Penzance was Sunday January 13, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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Reviews & Ratings
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Fun staging, wonderful costumes, great set, good acting: hard not to like. But while entertaining, it was never deeply memorable. It would be a great date, and a good christmas present for fiftysomething parents, but it did not reach the levels of mindblowing world-collapsing artistry that Sean Graney is capable of, not did it completely succeed as a musical. But the thing about Graney's promenade staging is that it is never boring -- if you don't like your angle on the action, you can wander around and find a new perspective.
Quotes & Highlights
- Read about the production in the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Read an interview with director Sean Graney in Time Out Chicago.
- "In his giddy, ever-buoyant, freshly reinvented revival of the show for the Hypocrites, director Sean Graney has stepped up to the helm of this goofy classic and... turned it into the very model of a thoroughly hip and playfully modern piece of musical theater ... The result is a zany delight." --Chicago Sun-Times
- "This is not your father’s Gilbert and Sullivan. I kept thinking about how much Gilbert would have liked it. And of all Graney’s many non-traditional creations in this town over the last few years, this is certainly among my favorites." --Chicago Tribune
Pirates of Penzance is presented in promenade style which means there is no fixed seating, and the audience physically moves around the space with the actors. There is seating in which to rest temporarily, but you will be asked to stand or move during the performance. It's a lot of fun, but the producers caution against attending if you prefer not to participate in this type of theater experience.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Hypocrites
Their mission, which is ever-evolving to adapt to the growth of their organization, is to make a Theater of Honesty. They define a Theater of Honesty chiefly through two elements of their work: performance and presentation. In performance, their actors shall employ a genuine emotional vulnerability, rather than manufacturing a disconnected, intellectual version of emotion. In presentation, they shall acknowledge their presence in a theater and embrace high theatricality. Through this balance of an unyielding emotional honesty and accepting a concept of "play," they seek to strengthen the connection between artist and audience, enriching their audience's imaginative experience. Ultimately, they aim, perhaps somewhat naively, to spread understanding within society, thereby minimizing cruelty