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This Gilbert and Sullivan Classic Swings Into El Paso for An Awesome Performance

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Gilbert & Sullivan Company of El Paso presents “The Pirates of Penzance” for its 2019 summer production.

The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. On the coast of Cornwall, a gang of pirates plays and party as Frederic, a pirate apprentice, reminds the pirate king that his obligation to the gang is soon over. He was apprenticed to the pirates only until his twenty-first birthday, which is that day, and he is leaving them.

Ruth, Frederic’s nursery maid when he was younger, explains that Frederic should never have been a pirate except for her mistake: She was told to apprentice Frederic to a pilot, but she misunderstood and placed him with a pirate instead. Adventures ensue, to say the least.

The G&S El Paso is committed to producing and presenting the operettas of W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan, along with other collaborative works by either of these luminaries, to the general public. G&S El Paso is dedicated to enhancing the cultural climate and theater appreciation of audiences of all ages, races, traditions and socio-economic backgrounds.

Tickets prices will vary. For more information regarding this event and tickets, please call 915-584-9319 or 915-479-2485. We hope to see you there!

At Sonoma Palms Apartments in Las Cruces, New Mexico, we love mixing up on-site events with those happening in our greater area. Be sure to pencil this one into your busy schedule!

Event Time/Date:
Tuesday, July 16, 2019—5:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
First Presbyterian Church
1340 Murchison Drive
El Paso, Texas 79902

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