Pirates of Penzance Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance  | 

January 23 — February 18
 Toss your worries overboard and join playful pirates, dewy-eyed damsels, bumbling bobbies and one very stuffy modern Major-General on stage. Bring your friends and family to experience the biggest beach party of the year–complete with guitars, beach balls, banjos and a tiki bar!  Find your inner pirate as Chicago theater rebels The Hypocrites bring this brilliantly zany adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic musical to LA for the first time, and you won’t want to miss out on the fun!

“Spirited, affectionate, and nearly irresistible.”

-The Boston Globe

The Pasadena Playhouse
in association with
The Hypocrites
Present
Pirates of Penzance

By Gilbert & Sullivan
Adapted & Directed by Sean Graney
Co-Adapted by Kevin O’Donnell
Music Direction by Andra Velis Simon

TICKETS On Sale: TBA

 Toss your worries overboard and join playful pirates, dewy-eyed damsels, bumbling bobbies and one very stuffy modern Major-General on stage. Bring your friends and family to experience the biggest beach party of the year–complete with guitars, beach balls, banjos and a tiki bar!  Find your inner pirate as Chicago theater rebels The Hypocrites bring this brilliantly zany adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic musical to LA for the first time, and you won’t want to miss out on the fun!

“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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