Yeomen of the Guard
The Pittsburgh Savoyards Presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s, The Yeomen of the Guard. The only tragedy ever written by G & S!!!
The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid is Gilbert and Sullivan’s sparkling comic opera set in Shakespearean times during the reign of King Henry VIII. It is the darkest and most emotionally engaging of the Savoy Operas. The show takes place in the Tower of London where the gentleman Colonel Fairfax is wrongly accused of sorcery and sentenced to death within the hour. Fairfax hatches a plan to avoid letting his estate fall into the hands of his scheming cousin (incidentally, his accuser) by secretly marrying Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer. She agrees to be blindfolded during the ceremony and expects to be a wealthy widow upon Fairfax's imminent demise, leaving her free to marry her lover, the jester Jack Point. However, Fairfax miraculously escapes his fate and chaos ensues. Come and enjoy Sullivan’s best considered musical score with a full orchestra and laugh and weep during this jolly romp!
Special Opening Night Event – Meet the Pittsburgh Savoyards! Opening night reception following the show, October 12, 2018.
Special ticketing on Thursday, October 18, 2018 – Pay What You Will!
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Blvd, Carnegie, PA 15106