Pirates of Penzance Brought Comedy to Thanksgiving Weekend
On Thanksgiving Day and the weekend following, the PCC family and guests donned their best for Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. In this lighthearted performance, the audience cheered for Frederic, an indentured apprentice to a band of unconventional pirates. When love-struck Frederick, whose birthday falls on leap year, realizes he can’t marry the girl of his dreams until his 21st birthday—and that he won’t turn 21 for another 63 years—only a little chaos and a lot of comedy could ensue.
Directed by PCC performance studies faculty Daniel Webb, The Pirates of Penzance delighted PCC audiences with vibrant acting, captivating sets, and the always popular, oft-parodied “Major-General Song.”