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The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

 The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on 29 February, and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his "twenty-first birthday", meaning that he must serve for another 63 years.  Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.

 What will happen to poor Frederic and Mabel?  Will the Pirates capture the hearts of Mabel's sisters?  Will the absent-minded police stop the pirates before they can get their revenge on Major-General Stanley for his bold-faced lie?  There's only one way to find out!  Be at John W. Smith, Jr. Auditorium April 21-24, 7 pm Thursday-Saturday and 3 pm on Sunday.

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