The Mikado: The Classic Gilbert and Sullivan Comic Operetta From Atlanta Lyric Theatre
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In one of the latest works by Pulitzer Prize-winning David Mamet (American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross), two attorneys are charged with defending a white man accused of raping an African-American woman. In the face of unraveling evidence, the lawyers' own uncomfortable beliefs about race rise to the surface. Director John Dillon tackles Mamet's rat-a-tat language and sharp jabs in this confrontational comedy that skewers modern-day "polite" society. Race premiered on Broadway in 2009 starring James Spader and David Alan Grier. Learn More
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Wow! So glad that we saw this show!!! What a beautiful venue plus a great comic opera performance by the Atlanta Lyric Theatre! Our family will definitely return to The Strand and look forward to other performances by this theatrical outfit! Brava and Bravo!!!!!
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- Learn more about <em>The Mikado</em> from the in-depth information at the <a target="_blank" href="http://math.boisestate.edu/gas/mikado/html/index.html">Gilbert & Sullivan Archive</a> online.
Gilbert and Sullivan are the undisputed masters of comic operetta and the proud parents of the modern musical. That their works are more in demand today than when they were created over a century ago is ample proof of their lasting brilliance. The hapless lovers in The Mikado are mercilessly buffeted by social restrictions, legal inconsistencies, judicial inequities, government stupidities, and that’s just the first act! Poor dears – it would be absolutely tragic if it weren’t so hysterically funny.