THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE – COVID-19 EDITION
Friday May 1st, would have marked the opening of the final show of Morpheus Theatre’s Silver Anniversary season, and our fifth production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. This time, under the direction of Paige Fossheim and Musical Direction of Stefanie Barnfather, we have a gender swapped cast with The Pirate Queen, Frederique, Able, and a Matronly Major-General. Working in isolation the cast members have prepared a mash up of some of your favorite songs to enjoy until we can raise the curtain on this most beloved of the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
By Gilbert and Sullivan
Directed by Paige Fossheim, Music Direction by Stefanie Barnfather, Choreography by Karen Iwanski
Strike up the band for one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most beloved operettas! The Pirates of Penzance combines whimsy, light-hearted satire and piratical characters with stirring music, including the iconic “Major-General’s Song”. This is the play that cemented the comic-pirate theme in popular culture, a theme that has lasted through more than a century and spawned countless movies and novels. Jam-packed with sentimental, swashbuckling pirates, a completely dotty Major General and a bumbling bunch of hopeless but hilarious policemen, what could possibly go wrong? To add to the topsy-turvy nature of G&S, Morpheus will be flipping the genders of all your favourite characters.