Mock’s Crest Productions will present The Light in the Piazza, a contemporary musical operetta based on a 1962 film of the same name, on June 9-10, 14-17, and 21-24. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. on Sundays) in Mago Hunt Center Theater. Like Mock’s Crest’s usual Gilbert and Sullivan fare, The Light in the Piazza is about true love. Based on a novella by Elizabeth Spencer, the story is set in the 1950s and revolves around Margaret Johnson, a wealthy Southern woman, and Clara, her daughter, who through coincidence and fate sparks an immediate and intense romance with a local young man while traveling in Italy. Margaret, extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart.
Tickets are $32 for general admission, $27 for students and seniors, and $25 for groups of ten or more. Dinner will be served in the Clark Library plaza prior to evening performances at 6:30 p.m., $14.75 per person. Bruch will be served prior to Sunday matinees at 12:30 p.m. for $13.75 per person.
Mock’s Crest is a semi-professional company devoted to a yearly summer production of comic light opera, primarily the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan. It combines professional singers and musicians with students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Performing and Fine Arts at the University of Portland. The production company was originally created under the guidance of the late Roger O. Doyle in 1990 with support of theater faculty as his production team.
For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Mago Hunt Center box office at x7287.