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

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.