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The Stanford Savoyards Present
THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD
A Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta
When: April 18, 19, 26 @ 8pm; April 27 @ 2:30pm
Where: Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford
How: Tickets are available online at www.stanford.edu/group/savoyards , by phone and in person via the Stanford Ticket Office (650-725-ARTS), from any of your friendly neighborhood Savoyards (cast/crew/orchestra sales are discounted!), and at the door. (Also look for us in White Plaza.)
$8 students/$12 seniors/$16 general.
Directed by David Euresti and Kenzi Shelby ('10), and featuring Greg Anderson as conductor, the Savoyards' production of The Yeomen of the Guard takes place in the Tower of London during the reign of King Henry VIII. At the start, the gentleman Colonel Fairfax is falsely accused of sorcery and sentenced to death within the hour. Fairfax hatches a plan to avoid letting his estate fall into the hands of his scheming cousin (incidentally, his accuser) by secretly marrying Elsie Maynard (Arunima Kohli, '11), a strolling singer. She agrees to be blindfolded during the ceremony and expects to be a wealthy widow upon Fairfax's imminent demise, leaving her free to marry her lover, the jester Jack Point. However, Fairfax miraculously escapes his fate and throws the Tower -- and his bride -- into confusion. True love, courtship lessons, mistaken identities, and lots of singing and dancing (lest you think this was Shakespeare...) ensue.
Yeomen is widely recognized as the darkest of Gilbert & Sullivan's operettas, and many consider the score to be Sullivan's finest.
With a special cameo appearance by Sleep & Dreams guru Dr. Bill Dement, this production is not to be missed!
For more information, visit our website: www.stanford.edu/group/savoyards .