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Princess Ida

Princess Ida Dates / Times 2019-04-26 to 2019-05-11 (19:30 to 22:00) Organization Morpheus Theatre Type Multi Day Community 2140 Pumphouse Theatre SWCalgary, ABT3C 3P5 403.246.2999 Morpheus Theatre presents 'Princess Ida', Gilbert & Sullivan's 8th collaboration, from April 26 – May 11, 2019. The operetta satirizes feminism, women's education and Darwinian evolution, which were controversial topics in conservative Victorian England, and is based on a twist of Tennyson's poem called 'The Princess'. Gilbert treated the topics with a light touch; in fact, the show pokes more fun at male foolishness and chauvinism than anything else. In turn, Sullivan's score has been called majestic, and the beloved sequence of songs in Act II is known as the "string of pearls". Directed by Kaleigh Richards, Princess Ida is the exciting conclusion of Morpheus' 24th season and is sure to have audiences jumping for joy as they laugh over the players' antics. Come join in the fun! Synopsis: Princess Ida is having nothing to do with men, never mind love, or marriage. She is so firm in her belief that she has locked herself away in a University, attended only by women, and that is exactly where she plans to stay. She was betrothed to young Prince Hilarion from a very early age, and her failure to arrive to meet him with her father, King Gama, could be interpreted as an act of war, but still, she is having none of it. In fact, she's willing to fight the men who show up on her doorstep if need be. Her fellow chaste and heretofore uninterested female friends, on the other hand, find themselves face to face with Cupid and less keen to do battle. A lesser known work of the dynamic duo, Princess Ida is nonetheless brimming with those qualities we love in the works of Gilbert and Sullivan: humour, sweeping and intelligent lyrics, witty commentary, danger and commotion! In the end, love wins the day, and for more than just our royal couple. Specifics: Princess Ida April 26 – May 11, 2019 Venue: The Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW Wednesday to Saturday: 7:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday matinees: 2:00 p.m. Adults: $23 Students & Seniors: $18 Tickets: 403-246-2999 or visit www.morpheustheat . Event Details. Location: 2140 Pumphouse Theatre SW, Calgary