Arlington Students to Present ‘The Pirates of Penzance’
Can a man wait 63 years to marry the love of his life? The answer to that question will be decided when Arlington Memorial High School and Middle School students present the comical farce, ‘The Pirates of Penzance,’ at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, April 6 and 7. Performances are free and open to the public. A special matinee performance will be held Friday, April 8, at 1 p.m. for Fisher Elementary students.
Adapted from Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta, the production includes 30 Arlington students in the cast, directed by Arlington music and choral teacher Patti Cody, who chose ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ as part of an ongoing theme. “I directed a play about pirates last fall with the Fisher Elementary students, and it really made me want to produce this play again. I knew I had some strong male leads who could do it justice. I love this play. It’s funny and the pirate vocabulary is challenging, but the students are really engaged in the production. I can’t wait for people to see and hear it.” Cody will be accompanied by pianist Nyoka Little with assistance from stage manager Brian Howe. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-375-2589.