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1957 – Patience

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Synopsis:

First performed in April 1881 at the Opera Comique, Patience, or Bunthorne’s Bride, is a comic opera in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert.

All the well-born young ladies in the village, rapturously caught up in aestheticism, are in love with two contrasting aesthetic poets — a “fleshy” poet and an “idyllic” poet. But the poets are both in love with Patience, the simple village milkmaid, who cares nothing for poetry. Patience learns that true love must be completely unselfish–it must wither and sting and burn! The girls’ military suitors don’t see the point to aesthetics, but they decide to give it a try to win the women’s hearts.

Production Team:

  • Producers: John Roberts, Morey Block
  • Stage Director:  John Roberts, Morey Block
  • Stage Manager:  Charles Sutherland
  • Music Director:   Morey Block
  • Lighting Technician:  Harry Green, Jim Thatcher

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