Trial by Audience
Trial by Audience, or Musical Comedy Down to the Waistcoat. An original concert-style musical comedy based on the music from the Gilbert & Sullivan canon.
What happens when a playwright's characters start to turn against him?
Find out when the MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players proudly present…
TRIAL BY AUDIENCE
or, Musical Comedy Down to the Waistcoat
Sat 8/30, 2pm matinee
Sun 8/31, 8pm evening
Mon 9/1, 8pm evening
All performances in MIT Room 4-237 -- http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=4
Is there such thing as a too-silly plot twist? How intense is Gilbertian duty? And is Stanley really the model of a modern major-general? Find out when the MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players parody the G&S canon in this original concert-style musical comedy.
Eminent lyricist and playwright Sir W.S. Gilbert is facing trial. The charge: irrelevance. The jury: you!
Alternately aided and hindered by musical testimony from his own creations, Gilbert will set out to prove that his topsy-turvy collaborations with Sir Arthur Sullivan are as relevant to modern audiences as they were when they were first written over 100 years ago.
Whether you've never heard of Gilbert & Sullivan before, or you are a Savoyard tried and true, you're sure to enjoy this original hour-long production that parodies songs from throughout the G&S canon.
MIT Bldg 4-237
- Aug. 30, 2014, 2 p.m.
- Aug. 31, 2014, 8 p.m.
- Sept. 1, 2014, 8 p.m.
- Co-Grand Poobah: Rebecca Graber (W '11)
- Co-Grand Poobah: Chris Snyder (C)
- Props Mistress: Nora Sotomayor
- The Closer: Laura Plona
- The Plaintiff: Julia Berk ('14)
- The Soprano: Zerlina Zauberflot
- The Tenor: Matthew Pinson (G)
- The Military Man: Lev Kandel
- The Judge: Laurie Brunner
- Gilbert: Michael DeFillippi
- Piano: Raymond Chow