The Gondoliers offers a comic portrayal of romance and politics intermingling the working class of 1950′s Venice and the nobility of far off Spain.
Act 1 opens with the contadine (peasant women) awaiting the arrival of the gondoliers (working class men) so they can exchange their expressions of love. Their romantic festivities are interrupted with the declaration that one of the gondoliers is actually the long lost King of Barataria (an island off the coast of Spain). The only problem: which gondolier?
Act 2 transports the men to Barataria where they set up an ideal kingdom based on equality of all. Once again their festivities are interrupted by the contadine who’ve braved the seas to join the men. Before life can return to a sense of normalcy, the matter of the long lost king’s identity must be settled. Only one person, the woman who nursed the king as an infant, can expose the truth!
The production will run approximately 2 1/2 hours with one intermission. It is directed by Doug Liechty Caskey with Music Director, Debra Brubaker, choreography by Talashia Keim Yoder and conducted by Gregg Thaller.
Performance dates and times are as follows:
Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 5 at 3 p.m.