‘Pirates of Penzance’ opens October 26-27

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School musical theatre students will present “Pirates of Penzance,” Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious, hopeful farce on October 26-27.

The story follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been afflicted with an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates’ way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel, daughter of Major-General Stanley. Frederic’s melodious tones win over Mabel’s heart but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an “ingenious paradox” may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of “the very model of a modern Major-General.”

Performance times are Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by visiting www.rabungap.org/musical or calling 706-746-7467.

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