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Wilson Center: H.M.S. Pinafore
May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
n H.M.S. Pinafore, lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw has a problem. Or rather, two. He’s fallen for the Captain’s daughter, Josephine, and to make matters worse, she’s been promised to the haughty Sir Joseph Porter. And although Josephine’s heart beats only for Ralph, she agrees to be a dutiful daughter and accept her role as Sir Joseph’s wife. Normally Sir Joseph would boast his appreciation of equality among men, but when Ralph and Josephine eventually try to elope, he flip flops his position. Speaking of flipping and flopping… Little Buttercup, the bumbling former “baby farmer” admits her mistake from many years before – that Ralph was really born to the Captain’s parents and vice versa. In the end, much rejoicing begins, as everyone finally finds true love. Even Little Buttercup!
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America’s preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble, comes to the Wilson Center. Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, who has been hailed as “the leading custodian of the G & S classics” by New York magazine, NYGASP has created its own special niche in the cultural mosaic of New York City and the nation. Since its founding in 1974, the company has presented over 2,000 performances of the G & S masterpieces throughout the eastern United States and Canada, captivating audiences of all ages.
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