Date(s) - 10/06/2017
Location & All Show Dates
Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertory Company
Contact Info for Location
Website: Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertory Company
Phone Number: (805) 491-6103
Email Address: [email protected]
Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company opens it’s 2017-18 season with the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, Patience or Bunthorne’s Bride, at the Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks, on Friday, October 6th. The three weekend run of Gilbert’s topsy-turvy farce about the 19th Century Aesthetic movement, and our affiinity for the rich and famous continues through October 22nd. Bunthorne, the fleshy poet, is in love with Patience, the milk maid, but she’s in love with Grosvenor, the idyllic poet, and all of the Ladies of the town have deserted their fiance’s in the Dragoon Guards to swoon over the often bad poetry of the aesthetic sham, Bunthorne. The play reminds us that while following the latest fads and the news in the rags about star athletes, actors, writers, politicians and fashion mavens may be a lot of fun, there is more to us than what lies on the surface, and we should never take ourselves too seriously. Of course, with Gilbert’s gift of words, sense of humour and Sullivan’s wonderful music, a delightful time is had by all.