The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty


Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00pm

Repeats every week on Sunday, Saturday until Sun Nov 05 2017


Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard

The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ Fall 2017 production tells the story of the Pirates of Penzance in the mobster scene of 1940s New York.

Presented by: Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players
Tickets: Full Price: $15.00; Students, Seniors (65+): $10.00
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
Runs: 10/27-29 & 11/2-5
Special performances: 10/27: Creative Black Tie Opening; 10/28: Milk and Cookies Matinee; 11/2: Free with Harvard ID; 11/4: Milk and Cookies Matinee; 11/4: Alumni Night

On the shores of Coney Island, a group of mobsters celebrates Frederic, a young gang member whose debt to the Mob Boss is almost over. He plans on leaving the mafia and tells the mobsters that, when he is gone, he will work to destroy them.

Later, Frederic meets Mabel, a young, beautiful lady and daughter of the Major-General, and asks her to marry him. The operetta then follows Frederic’s struggle between duty to the mafia and duty to his own ideals, with appearances from and altercations among the mobsters, police, daughters, and Major-General.