Mock’s Crest Productions will present Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday from June 6 to June 28, at 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m Sundays), in Mago Hunt Center Theater. Tickets are available through the Hunt Center box office at 7287 or email@example.com.
This year’s production promises an evening of fairies, love, and politics set in the mod-swinging early 1960s of London’s SoHo District, an all-new setting for Gilbert and Sullivan’s “fairy” comedic opera, which satirizes the House of Peers and the English political system. Iolanthe revolves around the love of Strephon, who is half a mortal and half a fairy, and Phyllis, a lovely shepherdess, who is a ward of the Lord Chancellor of England. Strephon’s mother, Iolanthe, is a fairy and favorite of the Queen of the Fairies but has been banished because of her relationship with a mortal. Strephon and Phyllis want to get married but her request is refused by the Lord Chancellor and the peers, both because Strephon’s reputable “fairyness” and because they all want to marry Phyllis. When Phyllis sees Strephon speaking with his immortal and never-aging mother, she believes him to be unfaithful and sides with the peers. Will the House of Parliament and the Lord Chancellor allow the lovers to reconcile? Or will laws get in the way between Phyllis and Strephon?
For more information contact performing and fine arts at 7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.