Lamplighters to Tour THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE this August

Lamplighters to Tour THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE this August

San Francisco's highly acclaimed Lamplighters embark upon their 62nd Season this August with an uproarious production of that swashbuckling perennial favorite - THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. In one of the most popular comic operas of all time, meet Frederic, an orphan lad who finds himself the victim of his nursemaid's hearing impediment after she mistakenly apprentices him to a pirate instead of to a pilot. Under the terms of his apprenticeship, Frederic is bound to serve his pirate captain until his 21st birthday. Unfortunately for Frederic, he was born on February 29 in a Leap Year; and, thus, despite his moral scruples and attraction to the Major-General's daughter Mabel, he feels himself bound as a "slave of duty" to remain a pirate until well into middle age! Jane Erwin Hammett will be stage director, and Resident Music Director Baker Peeples will conduct some of Gilbert & Sullivan's best-loved songs, including For I Am a Pirate King, Poor Wand'ring One, and Modern-Major General.

WHERE: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive (at Locust)
WHEN: Friday August 1 at 8pm, Saturday August 2 at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday August 3 at 2pm
TICKETS: For tickets ($20-54) please call 925-943-7469 or visit

WHERE: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street
WHEN: Saturday August 9 at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday August 10 at 2pm
TICKETS: For tickets ($20-53), please call 650-903-6000 or visit

WHERE: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard Street
WHEN: Thursday August 14, Friday August 15 at 8pm, Saturday 16 at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday 17 at 2pm
TICKETS: For tickets ($15-59), please call 415-978-2787 or visit

WHERE: Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street
WHEN: Saturday August 23 at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday August 24 at 2pm
TICKETS: For tickets ($22.50-47), please call 925-373-6800 or visit

Photo by David Allen

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