Douglas C. Lewis plays Bunthorne, the aesthete poet who falls in love with Patience.
Photo by Wade Williams.
The New Savoy Opera opens its last production of the season, Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience, with a preview Thursday, June 13, at the St. Thomas Center in Kenmore. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m.
The play will continue its run June 15-30, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 on the preview night; afterwards, $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. They are available at the door or by calling 526-4969.
The G&S classic tells the story of Patience, the practical milkmaid, of her childhood friend Grosvenor, and of Bunthorne, the poet and aesthete.
Add a company of dragoon guards and a chorus of maidens who jilt their manly admirers and swoon over the poet, and the play has a full complement of the elements of 19th century comic opera.
The cast includes players who have appeared both in previous New Savoy productions and with other theatrical companies.
The New Savoy Opera is a regional theatre dedicated to performing a mix of G&S and other pre-20th century light opera.