Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience: Trekkies Battle Whovians in Clever Reimagining
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The last date listed for Patience, or Bunthorne's Bride was Sunday May 18, 2014 / 2:00pm.
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Patience is set in a contemporary English village, where Bunthorne, an ardent Star Trek fan, is worshipped by all the young ladies who have become Star Trek fans to gain his attention. That is to say, all except for the one he most wants, Patience. The local army regiment returns home on leave to find that even their own fiancees are infatuated with Bunthorne and cosplay dressing in Star Trek garb! A rival science fiction fan, Grosvenor, who adheres to the Doctor Who series, arrives in town and complications mount when he, too, falls in love with Patience. Who will win the heart of Patience–the Trekkie or the Whovian?
About the Ticket Supplier: Stanford Savoyards
The Stanford Savoyards, a student-run community theatre company dedicated to Gilbert & Sullivan, produce two fully-staged and orchestrated operettas on the Stanford campus per season. The Savoyards are known for putting clever spins on the traditional G&S opus, often paying homage to pop culture phenomena such as Bollywood, Firefly and Star Trek: The Next Generation.