H.M.S. Pinafore
OBERON Presents, OBERON Shows
March 8 - 20, 2016
A freewheeling musical celebration
The Artery, WBUR
By Gilbert & Sullivan
Adapted and Directed by Sean Graney
Co-directed by Thrisa Hodits
New Arrangements by Matt Kahler and Andra Velis Simon
MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions - See more at: https://www.macfound.org/maceirecipients/101/#sthash.dU76LNhj.dpuf

The Hypocrites (2016 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions winners) return once again — with the final show in their G&S trilogy — to sail the ocean blue! Welcome aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert & Sullivan's classic operetta. Captain Cat Coran tries to marry her son to the lofty Admiral Dame Jo-Anne, but he falls in love with a lowborn sailress. This zany, gender-bending adaptation features versions of all the well-known H.M.S. Pinafore songs including "I'm Called Little Buttercup".

 

The Hypocrites Promenade Video: 

Promenade with "Pirates of Penzance" at the A.R.T.

The Hypocrites are back. Now they’re weighing anchor with the last of the three most popular G&S operettas, the nautical parody “H.M.S. Pinafore,” trading in those smart British Navy uniforms for multicolored pajamas and fuzzy slippers. More

Get ready for some nautical japes: Chicago-based acting company The Hypocrites return to Oberon, the American Repertory Theater’s second space (through March 20), with another of their remixed, amped-up Gilbert and Sullivan productions. More

Under the Direction of Saugus native Sean Graney, the Hypocrites have embedded their daring DNA into the usually button-ed-up Gilbert & Sullivan oeuvre,  This is not your grandfather's D'Oyly Carte production of "H.M.S. Pinafore."  More

They’re back! That wacky and delightful crew out of Chicago– The Hypocrites cap their Gilbert and Sullivan trilogy with a transgendered H.M.S. Pinafore, where Li’l Buttercup (Matt Kahler) happens to be a brawny baritone, still shyly in love with Captain Cat Coran (Emily Casey).  More

Never mind the why and wherefore, love can level ranks and therefore you ought to get to Oberon where ART is presenting the Hypocrites' production of “H.M.S. Pinafore” (“or the Lass That Loved a Sailor”) for their third visit. More

The smart and smart aleck antics completely change the specifics of the play and in doing so honor its spirit better than any production I've seen. More

H.M.S. Pinafore by Hypocrites: Sean Graney takes his audiences along for another delightful voyage More

The Hypocrites add to their thoroughly delightful revisionist repertory of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas with the launch of H.M.S. Pinafore. More

This is a campy romp that comes complete with gender-flipped role-playing, floral print flannel pajamas, pillow fights in a mosh-pit like pool, and a group of 10 actors, game-for-anything, who can accompany their singing on guitar, banjo, accordion, violin, toy piano and more. And yes, there is a bar on the premises. More

Press Releases

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and OBERON are pleased to present the return of the Chicago company The Hypocrites with their version of H.M.S. PINAFORE, adapted by Sean Graney from the operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan; co-directed by Sean Graney and Thrisa Hodits. Performances run March 8 through March 20 at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge.
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Ticket prices

Tickets from $25 | Student Tickets $15 | $5 off for Subscribers

Run time

80 minutes.

Venue

OBERON 2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Box Office: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

Need to know

Please note that H.M.S. Pinafore has no fixed seats. You can physically move around the space with the actors, where there are surfaces on the set you can rest, but you may be asked to move during the performance.

Age Appropriateness

Recommended Ages 8 and up.

Access

Accessibilty
Assistive Listening Devices
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