An 80-minute exotic getaway featuring bathing beauties, philosophizing pirates and grown men in remarkably short shorts, The Hypocrites' production of The Pirates of Penzance has quickly become a non-traditional holiday favorite. Presented promenade-style, this unique production allows you to move around the space with the actors for a more immersive experience. The beloved comic musical tells the story of Frederic, a boy mistakenly apprenticed to a softhearted band of pirates (his hard-of-hearing nurse was told to take him to a ship's pilot). Now 21, he wants to leave the pirates and live a law-abiding life with his true love, but his Leap Day birthday means his pirate apprenticeship lasts a lot longer than it should. After a series of zany mishaps, the lovable pirates make their peace with the police, and Frederic gets his girl. Along the way, it's a roller coaster ride of swashbuckling action and merry music, featuring many of Gilbert and Sullivan's wittiest and most engaging tunes, including the immortal "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General." Be sure to catch this buoyant, award-winning Pirates of Penzance by Chicago theatre rebels The Hypocrites, which the Boston Globe called "spirited, affectionate, and nearly irresistible," during its run at the new Osher Studio.
This show’s running time is approximately 80 minutes with no intermission, but is subject to change without notice.
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