Otterbein Summer Theatre presents “The Pirates of Penzance”
Posted Jul 01, 2022
Otterbein University Summer Theatre presents “The Pirates of Penzance” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 7; 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, and Saturday, July 16; and 8 p.m. on July 8-9 and 14-16 in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets cost $33. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama.
Raucous pirates, bumbling police, and irrepressible sisters are clashing, chasing, and romancing on the shores of Penzance — all while a wily major general, a hapless sergeant, and a tempestuous pirate couple fight over an innocent young lad with an unfortunate birthday.
The small cast of 13 actors will bring Gilbert & Sullivan’s sparkling tunes to life in this swashbuckling masterpiece, including the tongue-twisting “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General,” and the not-so-stealthy “With Catlike Tread.”
The box office is open 12-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and one hour prior to performances. It is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Student Rush discounts are available one hour prior to curtain, pending ticket availability.
The Pirates of Penzance
By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
July 7-10, July 14-16 (Two performances July 16: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.)
Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall
30 S. Grove St., Westerville
Directed by: Lenny Leibowitz
Musical Direction by: Dennis Davenport
Choreography by: Stella Hiatt Kane
Scenic Design: Stephanie Gerckens
Costume Design: Glenn Breed, Wardrobe Witchery
Lighting Design: T.J. Gerckens
Sound Design: Ethan Brown
Stage Manager: Han Coffman
Richard, The Pirate King Sam Hoyer
Samuel (his Lieutenant) & Ensemble Evan Kret
Frederic (A Pirate Apprentice) Tru Stites
Major-General Stanley (of the British Army) Ben Hoover
Edward, Sergeant of Police & Ensemble Dean Yurecka
Mabel (Gen. Stanley’s youngest daughter) &
Ruth (A Piratical Maid-of-all-work) Kateri Condon
Kate (Gen. Stanley’s daughter) & Ensemble Grace Guichard
Edith (Gen. Stanley’s daughter) & Ensemble Brittany Koscinski
Isabel (Gen. Stanley’s daughter) & Ensemble Hannah Schmidt
Ensemble Caroline Bowers
Ensemble Caleb Jingo
Ensemble Kate Maniuszko
Ensemble Ian Peloza
All performances in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville.
Thursday, July 7 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 8 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 10 2 p.m.
Thursday, July 14 8 p.m.
Friday, July 15 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 16 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 16 8 p.m.