Iolanthe Preview

If you look very carefully, you will see me in my cream-colored Princess Ida shirt, doing my little fairy dance and giving Strephon a quick cheek-bump. (Which cheek? You must watch to find out.)

or, The Peer and the Peri

Performances will be March 29 – April 1, 2012:
Thursday (Preview Night), Friday, and Saturday March 29, 30, & 31, 8:00 PM
Sunday April 1, 2:00 PM (matinee)

IOLANTHE was written in the late 1800s, but the story is particularly appropriate for this election year. Although it concerns Britain’s Parliament, the rivalry between the two Houses applies equally well to our own Congress. Does the song phrase “they did nothing in particular and did it very well” sound familiar these days? To add to the fun and confusion, a band of fairies (in Victorian Steampunk garb) gets involved both in the political process and the private love lives of the politicians. There is comedy, song and dance, beautiful costumes, and a full orchestra.

Directed by: Derrick Ivey
Music direction by: Alan Riley Jones

Tickets for the performances will be available from a Durham Savoyards cast, staff, or orchestra member; by phone or in person from the Carolina Theatre; or from TicketMaster.