Bunthorne, a sham aesthetic poet, is the apple of every maiden’s eye. But he pines only for Patience, a milkmaid who dislikes his phony poetry and rejects his advances. When she reunites with Grosvenor, her childhood love and himself a poet, a fierce conflict arises between the two sensitive aesthetes which turns the whole town on its head.
Patience is a satire of aestheticism, of pretentiousness, of vanity and of sententiousness, and is one of the funniest of Gilbert and Sullivan’s collaborations. It showcases William S. Gilbert’s wittiest lyrics, all set to some of Arthur Sullivan’s most memorable music.
Book and Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
Stage Directed by Abraham Joyner-Meyers ’21
Music Directed by Jarod Stone ’21
Produced by Arianna Paz ’19, Ned Sanger ’19, Sabrina Richert ’20, and Sunny Levine ’20
Friday, November 2 at 8 p.m. (Creative Black Tie Opening)
Saturday, November 3 at 2 p.m. (Milk and Cookies Matinee)
Saturday, November 3 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 4 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, November 8 at 8 p.m. (Free with HUID)
Friday, November 9 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 10 at 2 p.m. (Milk & Cookies Matinee)
Saturday, November 10 at 8 p.m. (Alumni Night)
Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m.
$10 Students/Seniors; $15 Adults. Available from the Harvard Box Office: Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, 02138; by phone at (617) 496-2222; online at www.boxoffice.harvard.edu
Saturday, November 17
Wednesday, December 5