Who doesn't love pirates? No one doesn't love pirates, that's who. This weekend, come see how the University of Tampa's Speech, Theatre and Dance department has interpreted the Gilbert & Sullivan classic, The Pirates of Penzance. Comedy meets show tunes in this pirate-forward classic. Is it sort of goofy? Well, you tell us: add one part mistaken identity, one part keystone cops, and, of course, the very model of a modern major-general and what do you think you're gonna get? (Hint: It's not Madame Butterfly).
Paul Finocchiaro, associate professor, directs a cast of 23. This operetta premiered in the US in 1879 and, during the Great Depression, also heralded Key West's metamorphosis into an arts town.
The Pirates of Penzance | University of Tampa, Falk Theatre, 428 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa | Through Nov. 18: Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m. | $15; $10, non-UT students and seniors | Here's some more info about the University of Tampa's Speech, Theatre and Dance department
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