Pirates of Penzance
A.R.T. Season
May 10, 2013 - June 2, 2013
"Spirited, affectionate, and nearly irresistible"
Boston Globe

The Hypocrites' bring their award-winning and audience favorite production from their native Chicago.  An eighty-minute exotic excursion featuring bathing beauties, philosophizing pirates, and grown men in remarkably short shorts! Warning: If you want boring, stay away; this experience will cause immense joy and the compulsion to spontaneously sing along. Come ashore with the "Very Model of A Modern Major General," the Pirate King, and a banjo-picking Mabel. The show features beach balls, sunshine (the artificial kind), and tons of fun music. 

Pirates of Penzance Promo Video: 

The Hypocrites' Pirates of Penzance at the A.R.T.

Creative team
A production by The Hypocrites
By

Gilbert and Sullivan

New adaptation by Sean Graney , Kevin O'Donnell
Arrangements Kevin O'Donnell

and cast

Directed by Sean Graney
Set Design Tom Burch
Costume Design Alison Siple
Lighting Design Jared Moore
Sound Design Darby Smotherman
Properties Design Maria DeFabo
Music Director Andra Velis Simon
Stage Manager Miranda Anderson
Choreography Katie Spelman
Cast
Pirate King/Sergeant Robert McLean
Major General/Samuel Matt Kahler
Frederic Zeke Sulkes
Ruth/Mabel Christine Stulik
Ensemble Ryan Bourque, Kate Carson-Groner, Emily Casey, Dana Omar, Doug Pawlik, Shawn Pfautsch
Additional staff
Vocal Director Andra Velis Simon
Assistant Director

Thrisa Hodits

Scenic Buyer

Ryan Anderson

Scenic Painters

Brain Crete, Heather Morris

Carpenters

Evan DelGaudio, Dan Lincoln, Matthew Meeds

Carpenter Interns

Krystin Matsumoto, Vinca Merriman

“The Hypocrites apply their winning formula of hip deconstruction and dark comedy to the cherished operetta”
Chicago Tribune

The brilliant 80-minute-long revamping of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic is so good, you’ll leave with with sore cheeks from grinning throughout the entire show. The not-so-swashbuckling pirates lack both swords and swagger, but make up for these shortcomings — and then some. They’re extraordinarily talented musicians who meander about while playing guitars, banjos, an accordion, a squeezebox, spoons and a saw. More

Pirates of Penzance is tantamount to a three-ring circus being held at a beach volleyball tournament. More

I left this production singing the operetta’s glorious melodies. It’s not always necessary to be enlightened by theater. Sometimes it’s more than enough to have a rollicking good time. More

The Hypocrites production of Sean Graney's adaptation of "The Pirates of Penzance" has landed on the mainstage of the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. More

...the American Repertory Theater is presenting a spirited, affectionate, and nearly irresistible sendup of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance’’ by the Hypocrites, a Chicago-based troupe. More

Press Releases

  For Immediate Release: April 25, 2013 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-496-2000x8841    kati_mitchell@harvard.edu     American Repertory Theater in Association with the Loeb Drama Center presents The... More
Cambridge, Mass —American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), in association with the Loeb Drama Center, is pleased to announce that the runaway hit of the 2012 Emerging America Festival, Pirates of Penzance, has been added to close the 2012-13 Season. Performances begin on May 10, 2013 and run through June 2, 2013.

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Venue

64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Need to know

Recommended Ages 8 and up.

 

The best way to experience this show is from the Promenade. 
Click here for information about The Promenade tickets.

Access

Accessibilty
Assistive Listening Devices
Large Print Programs

Post performance discussion after matinee performance on:

Saturday, 5/18
Wednesday, 5/22
Saturday, 5/25
Wednesday, 5/29