Patience 2018

Spring 2018 – Patience
Stage Director: David Ben Leavitt
Music Director: Helene Furlong
April 27 – 28 and May 4 – 5, 2018 at 8pm /
April 29 and May 5, 2018 at 2pm at the Arden Gild Hall
Also: May 12, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Smyrna Opera House
The Story:
Just one year ago the young ladies in the village were engaged to soldiers in the 35th Dragoon Guards, but they’ve since embraced “aestheticism” and have lost their hearts to the “fleshly” poet, Reginald Bunthorne. In a private moment, Bunthorne reveals that he’s actually an aesthetic sham, but craves the attention he receives as a poet. He’s in love with the simple village milk-maid, Patience. When the Dragoon Guards arrive in the village on leave, they’re bewildered by the change of circumstances, and the equilibrium is further upset by the arrival of an “idyllic” poet, Archibald Grosvenor, who was a childhood friend of Patience. With two poets as rivals, the Dragoon Guards determine to become “aesthetic”, too, if that’s what it takes to win the women’s hearts. In typical G&S fashion everybody is paired with a suitable partner by the end of the play. A light-hearted spoof of all who take their art a little too seriously, with many memorable Sullivan melodies!

CAST

Reginald Bunthorne
A Fleshly Poet
Rob Hull
Archibald Grosvenor
An Idyllic Poet
Bryan Henry
Colonel Calverley
Officer of Dragoon Guards
Steve Zimmerman
Major Murgatroyd
Officer of Dragoon Guards
John Trexler
Lieut. The Duke
of Dunstable
Officer of Dragoon Guards
Ryan Goulden
Mr. Bunthorne’s Solicitor Bruce Monroe
Patience
A Dairy Maid
Alexis Droke
The Lady Angela
Rapturous Maiden
Paula Gonzalez
The Lady Saphir
Rapturous Maiden
 Julie Leavitt
The Lady Ella
Rapturous Maiden
 Sue Hudson
The Lady Jane
Rapturous Maiden
 Carol Connolly
Dragoon Guards & Rapturous Maidens …

LATER