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'Pirates of Penzance' Reimagined--At The Beach11:47
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Emily Casey, Sean Pfautsch, Matt Kahler, Ryan Bourque, Dana Omar. Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva
Emily Casey, Sean Pfautsch, Matt Kahler, Ryan Bourque, Dana Omar. Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva

When Gilbert and Sullivan wrote their comic operetta "The Pirates of Penzance" they probably pictured actors with eye patches — not beach shorts.

They probably didn't imagine an open bar on stage, either.

But that's exactly how the Chicago-based Hypocrites theater company has staged their version of "Pirates of Penzance," now on stage at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge through June 2.  It's a boundary-busting, provocative, and raucous 80 minutes — a Gilbert and Sullivan production like you've never seen.

Guests

Rob McLean, Pirate King
Zeke Sulkes, Frederic
Christine Stulik, Mabel/Ruth

Review

The ARTery:  Gilbert and Sullivan Meet Mumford and Sons, Sort Of

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This segment aired on May 21, 2013.

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