Pirates of Penzance Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance  | 

January 23 — February 18
Sappy pirates, dewy-eyed damsels, bumbling bobbies and a stuffy Major General. The Playhouse goes topsy-turvy as the audience joins the cast for a beach party onstage – tiki bar, banjos, and beach balls included. Chicago theater rebels The Hypocrites bring their zany immersive production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved operetta, Pirates of Penzance to Pasadena. Come join the party!

“Spirited, affectionate, and nearly irresistible.”

-The Boston Globe

by Gilbert and Sullivan

Reimagined by the Hypocrites

Adapted and Directed by Sean Graney

Co-Directed by Thrisa Hodits

Co-Adapted by Kevin O’Donnell

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Sappy pirates, dewy-eyed damsels, bumbling bobbies and a stuffy Major General. The Playhouse goes topsy-turvy as the audience joins the cast for a beach party onstage – tiki bar, banjos, and beach balls included. Chicago theater rebels The Hypocrites bring their zany immersive production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved operetta, Pirates of Penzance to Pasadena. Come join the party!

“Spirited, affectionate, and nearly irresistible.”

-The Boston Globe

Creative Team

The Hypocrites

Artistic Director Sean Graney created The Hypocrites in 1997. The Hypocrites specializes in mounting bold productions that challenge preconceptions and redefining the role of the audience, having produced over sixty mainstage productions, a dozen festival pieces, and has secured thirty-one Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson awards, six Equity Joseph Jefferson awards and two After Dark Awards. The company’s work has appeared at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Olney Theater Center. Steppenwolf Garage, Goodman Theatre, and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Sean Graney (Director)

Founding Artistic Director of the Hypocrites. He has directed over 100 pieces of theater. He was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard where he wrote All Our Tragic, a twelve-hour adaptation combining all surviving Greek Tragedies. Most recently he directed at the Utah Shakespeare Festival and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Other credits: Creative Capital Awardee; the Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Arts Achievement Award; NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors. He attended Emerson College and taught at University of Chicago, DePaul and Columbia College.

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