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April 26, 2002
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Choir Brings ‘Pirates’ Ashore at Whittier College
Pirates of Penzance,” presented by the Whittier College Choir
p.m., Thursday-Sunday, May 9–12
Ettinger Faculty Center at Whittier College
13406 Philadelphia Street, Whittier
Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance” tells
the story of Frederic, a young man apprenticed to pirates by mistake—his
nurse had been instructed to apprentice him to a pilot. Nearing the end of his
indentured period, Frederic decides to leave the pirates and devote the rest of
to the extermination of their kind, even though he is very fond of all his
A bevy of beautiful young maidens and their father—the very model of a modern
major general—complicate the plot. Find out what happens to Frederic, the
the Major General and the whole band of soft-hearted pirates in this production
the Whittier College Choir, directed by Stephen Gothold, professor of music and
The cast includes freshman Conor Bentley as the Major General,
senior Griff Gilbert as the Pirate King, senior Dwight Durant as
Samuel, junior Grant Hernandez as Frederic, senior Matt Leos as
the Police Sergeant, senior Ashley Hamrick as Mabel, senior J.R.
Maxwell as Edith, sophomore Kat Edwards as Kate, junior Amy
Faucher as Isabel, and senior Megan Murphy as Ruth.
INFORMATION: Call the
Box Office at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the
Performing Arts, (562) 907-4203.