Punk Rock Pirates of Penzance Sharpens Social Satire
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The last date listed for The Pirates of Penzance was Sunday April 1, 2012 / 5:00pm.
Currently at Berkeley Playhouse
- Full Price:
- $22 - $40
- Our Price:
- $17 - $28
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Get ready to be cast askew in a Pirates of Penzance like no other you’ve seen before! Punk, rock and ska enliven an already lively Gilbert & Sullivan score – a post-atomic city replaces the usual Cornish village. Here the Pirate King is female, the Pirates poetic Teddy Boys, the women strong and willful, and the Major General a poster child for the 1%. This is not a Pirates for purists! Gilbert & Sullivan were famous for lampooning love and leadership and director Jon Tracy continues to do so with fresh and inventive focus – giving this romantic, swashbuckling, comic operetta a zany breath of life that will have everyone in the family smiling ear to ear or wanting to pogo!
Books and Lyrics by William Schwenck Gilbert / Music by Arthur Seymour Sullivan / Directed by Jon Tracy / Music
Direction by Jonathan Fadner / Choreography by Emily Morrison / Fight Choreography Dave Maier
Recommended for those ages 5 and older. The show runs 2 hours, including 1 intermission.