Past Features

March 10, 2008 (Vol. 7, No. 4)

Lehman Students Take the Stage in 'Pirates of Penzance'

The Pirates of Penzance Poster
The Theatre Program will stage a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's legendary comic opera The Pirates of Penzance, beginning on Thursday, March 13 and continuing through Sunday, March 16. Performances will be given at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

This witty comedy is set in motion when a hard-of-hearing nurse mistakenly apprentices the orphan Frederic to pirates instead of pilots. With the arrival of his twenty-first birthday, he takes leave of his lovable pirate brothers. Despite his affection for the group, he feels compelled to bring them to justice. Added to the mix is, as the lyrics suggest, the "very model of a modern Major-General," his beautiful daughters, and an entourage of valiant but timid policemen.

Directed by Ken Ross, Penzance features an all-Lehman cast, as well as a full orchestra that includes students and professionals. Musical direction is provided by Michael Haigler.

Admission is $12 and $10 for seniors and non-Lehman students. For reservations and information, call 718-960-8025 or log on to