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Stopping by The Flying Falafel before and eating in the plaza at The Jewish Contemporary Museum across from the theater makes a nice evening. The falafel and guys there are an event in themselves.
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Take BART to either Powell or Montgomery and walk a block and a half, through Yerba Buena Gardens, to the performing arts center
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Gilbert & Sullivan's "Patience"
17 ratings
4.8 average rating
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434 events
333 reviews
80 stars
attended Jan 15 2010

Enjoyable. Very funny and well sung. My only qibble is like most of Lamplighter's productions, the pacing is on the slower side as is some of the scene transitions. It would be great if they could pick up the pace a bit.

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KatharineS Red Velvet
60 events
15 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 16 2010

Loved it. One of their best productions by far. Also really appreciated the screen showing the libretto. Bravo!

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51 events
40 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 15 2010

Delightful! Lovely voices & costumes. The Super Titles were really helpful too.

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Quotes & Highlights

“The best Gilbert & Sullivan available in this country” —LA Weekly


Pretentious, phony “artistes”? Guess what – it’s nothing new! Patience opened in 1881 and was the first production to be performed at London’s new Savoy Theatre. This sixth collaboration of Gilbert & Sullivan pokes fun at the aesthetic movement that minced over England in the late 19th century, in the days of Oscar Wilde, Mrs. Langtry and Whistler.

All the village maidens are rapturously in love with both the self-proclaimed “aesthetic sham” Reginald Bunthorne and “idyllic poet” Archibald Grosvenor. But the two poets are both in love with Patience, the simple village milkmaid, who cares nothing for poetry. As always, with Gilbert & Sullivan, hilarious topsy-turvy complications ensue, and all’s well that ends well.

About the Ticket Supplier: Lamplighters Music Theatre

Lamplighters Music Theatre is one of the oldest continuously performing theatres in the Bay Area, and the only year-round musical theatre company in San Francisco. Since the company’s founding in 1952, they have produced the entire Gilbert and Sullivan canon as well as other light opera and musical theatre classics.