[Woodstock, CT]- Drama students at Hyde School in Woodstock, CT, will perform Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 pm at the Cultural Center, located on the south side of the campus.
This whimsical play follows the story of a crew of rowdy, yet obliviously kind-hearted, pirates who wish to run off with the innocent, yet fiercer than they appear, daughters of a widowed Major General who thinks of himself in the highest regard. Throw in some bumbling policemen, first experiences of true love, epically un-epic fight scenes, and more than a handful of legendary songs and you have a story that could only have been penned by the great Gilbert and Sullivan.
Directed by Will Cutrer and Meara Palmer-Young, the play will feature the following Hyde School students: seniors Zach Rosenbaum, Madeline Moritz, Gage Verronneau, Nora Curran, Erica Fagien, and Maddy Schley; juniors Adam Ben-Hanania and Lincoln Sherman; and sophomore Aletheia Preston.
“I’m very excited to see the end results of what have been months of very hard and driven work,” states Hyde School teacher and drama coach Will Cutrer. “All of the students have put their full effort into the show and are excited to share it with an audience.”
Teacher and co-director Meara Palmer-Young enthusiastically referred to Pirates of Penzance as a “delightful show full of exciting group numbers.”
“The whole cast has been working as an ensemble, mastering their musical numbers and learning their steps,” remarks Palmer-Young. “We guarantee a fun and entertaining evening.”
The show is free (although donations will be accepted and refreshments sold), and is open to the public on both evenings.