JBU and SCAC Present Pirates of Penzance
Siloam Springs, Ark. (January 26, 2006) - Ahoy, mates! John Brown University and the Sager Creek Arts Center (SCAC) are proud to present Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. Performance dates are Feb. 3–5 and Feb. 9–11 at SCAC. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and the performance on Sunday (Feb. 5) begins at 3:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for general public, $10 for SCAC members and $6 for students. Reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting the SCAC box office at (479) 524-4000. A number of JBU students along with members from the community help bring this hilarious musical to life. The plot unfolds with honor-bound Frederic, who was mistakenly apprenticed to pirates by his partially deaf nursemaid Ruth, deciding to leave the pirate life. Frederic, who has never seen a woman besides Ruth, instantly falls in love with Mabel, one of the daughters of Major-General Stanley. Soon the other pirates arrive with their king and want to marry the rest of Major-General Stanley's daughters, which causes him to enlist the help of the police chief to stop the pirates. Frederic desires to help the major-general Stanley and the police protect the ladies, but soon he discovers that due to a technicality, he is still bound by duty to remain an apprentice to the pirates. Make plans to attend this delightful play to see how the story concludes. JBU music instructors, Donna Rollene, the play’s artistic director, and Jeanette Hill, producer/technical director, worked closely with individuals from both JBU and SCAC to produce this madcap escapade. The assistant director is Valerie Rautenkranz and pianist is Ryan Ransdell.