Gilbert and Sullivan http://wfpl.org en REVIEW | The Hypocrites Stage Hilarious, Wild 'Pirates of Penzance' http://wfpl.org/post/review-hypocrites-stage-hilarious-wild-pirates-penzance <p>January can get a little dreary – it’s cold, dark and wet, and the occasional sub-zero day has us eyeballing island vacations even as our bank accounts are still recovering from the holidays. Fortune smiles upon us &nbsp;inside Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Bingham Theatre, where Chicago-based theatre troupe The Hypocrites have brought the beach party to us with&nbsp;a delightfully eccentric production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance.” The show’s sunny disposition and high-energy staging are as effective a mid-winter mood-lifter as an hour with a light box and a shot of Vitamin D.</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:44:27 +0000 Erin Keane 8197 at http://wfpl.org REVIEW | The Hypocrites Stage Hilarious, Wild 'Pirates of Penzance' The Hypocrites Stage Gilbert and Sullivan By Their Own Rules http://wfpl.org/post/hypocrites-stage-gilbert-and-sullivan-their-own-rules <p>The operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan are often staged with a big chorus and full Victorian costumes, but the Hypocrites take a different path. The Chicago-based theatre troupe stages "The Pirates of Penzance" with plastic kiddie pools, actors in short-shorts and bathing suits playing banjos, and the production is fairly intimate, as many audience members are seated right in the midst of the action on stage.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:36:47 +0000 Erin Keane 8184 at http://wfpl.org The Hypocrites Stage Gilbert and Sullivan By Their Own Rules Pirates! Still Trendy After All These Years http://wfpl.org/post/pirates-still-trendy-after-all-these-years <p>Irresistible pop culture pirates predate Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow by more than a century. W.S.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s enduring comic opera “The Pirates of </span>Penzance”<span style="line-height: 1.5; "> debuted in 1879, and it’s in no danger of fading from the stage.</span></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:50:23 +0000 Erin Keane 6324 at http://wfpl.org Pirates! Still Trendy After All These Years