Date(s) - 03/08/2019
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Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertory Company
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Website: Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertory Company
Phone Number: (805) 491-6103
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Utopia, Limited, or The Flowers of Progress. King Paramount of the south seas island of Utopia decides that his people should adopt all English customs and institutions, but he goes a bit overboard and decrees that the kingdom and each of its inhabitants should become a “company limited” based on the English “companies act” of 1862. The king’s daughter, Princess Zara, brings six “flowers of progress” from England to train the Utopian people in “English” customs. But the reforms are too successful, which upsets the judges of the Utopian Supreme Court, the “Public Exploder” and ultimately the entire populace, which revolts against them. Zara realises that an essential element has been forgotten, namely “government by party”. Introduce that and the result would be “general and unexampled prosperity”.