Ruddigore - Pittsburgh Savoyards

Fri, Oct 11 2019 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Oct 12 2019 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Oct 13 2019 at 2:30 pm
Thu, Oct 17 2019 at 8:00 pm
Fri, Oct 18 2019 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Oct 19 2019 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Oct 20 2019 at 2:30 pm

The Pittsburgh Savoyards open their 82nd season this October with Gilbert and Sullivan’s spookiest operetta, Ruddigore. Performances will be held October 11-13 and 17-20, 2019 at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, PA. 

All performances are at 8pm, except for the Sunday matinees which are at 2:30pm.

Join us on opening night (October 11), and you’ll also be invited to join us for a special post-performance reception!

A satirical take on the Victorian Melodrama genre, Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse, has a zany plot with it all—ghosts, witches, curses, disguises, and even a wicked villain who tries to make off with the fair maiden. All of the Baronets of the locale of Ruddigore are under a terrible curse enacted by a witch long ago—each of the successive Baronets must commit some kind of a crime every single day, or else they will die in terrible agony. Robin Oakapple has been living as a farmer for years, working up the courage to ask the beautiful village maiden Rose Maybud for her hand, but he is hiding a secret: he is actually Sir Ruthven, the Baronet of Ruddigore, and has been hiding in disguise while his younger brother Despard assumed the title—and the curse. Betrayed by his foster-brother Richard, Robin is discovered and must take on the responsibility of committing a crime every day in order to appease the curse—and the ghosts of all his ancestors past, who are none too happy with his attempt to shirk his title. Robin must somehow find a way to lead the honest life he loves… but how?

Tickets $12-$25:


Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall

300 Beechwood Avenue

Carnegie, PA 15106

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