PATIENCE

Director: Milly Gonzalez • Music Director: Paul Geidel

Concerts March 26 - June 4, 2017 • Performances May 13 - June 2, 2017

All of the maidens in the village are besotted with Reginald Bunthorne, a moody and handsome poet, but he has eyes only for the simple milkmaid, Patience. The problem? Bunthorne’s artistic ways are all just an act to attract women to him--he doesn’t even like poetry! Besides, Patience is in love with her childhood sweetheart, who happens to be a real poet named Archibald Grosvenor, but feels she cannot marry him because he is just too perfect. In the meantime, the serious (and decidedly non-poetic) platoon of Heavy Dragoon Guards that were meant to marry the village maidens find themselves dismayed and perplexed by their sudden loss of prospects. One of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most successful shows, Patience is a rollicking satire that pits the straight-laced ideals of the Victorian era against the passions and indulgences of the 1870s Aesthetic Movement, ridiculing each side of the spectrum.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

CONCERTS

Sunday, March 26 at 2pm - Finkelstein Library
Sunday, April 9 at 2pm - New City Library
Sunday, April 30 at 2pm - Suffern Library
Thursday, May 4 at 8pm - Five Star Premier Residences of Teaneck

Sunday, June 4 at 2pm - Mahwah Library

FULL PERFORMANCES

Saturday, May 13 at 3pm - Heritage Village
Saturday, May 20 at 7:30pm - Ridgewood United Methodist Church

Sunday, May 21 at 3pm - Ridgewood United Methodist Church
Friday, June 2 at 7:30pm - Fair Lawn Community Center

PATIENCE CAST LIST

  • Colonel Calverley (an Officer of Dragoon Guards) ...................................................................................................... John B. Holmboe (May 20 & June 2)

Peter O’Malley (May 13 & 21)

  • Major Murgatroyd (an Officer of Dragoon Guards)  ....................................................................................................... Tim Domini (May 13, 20, & June 2)

Joe Rothstein (May 21)

  • Lieut. The Duke Of Dunstable (an Officer of Dragoon Guards) ..................................................................................................................... Joseph Mayon

  • Reginald Bunthorne (a Fleshly Poet) .......................................................................................................................................................... David P. Claypoole

  • Archibald Grosvenor (an Idyllic Poet) .................................................................................................................................................... Jonathan Fox Powers

  • Mr. Bunthorne’s Solicitor .......................................................................................................................................................................................... Mike Wiley

  • Drummer ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... Catherine Wiley

  • The Lady Angela (a Rapturous Maiden) ................................................................................................................................ Randi Kestin (May 20 & June 2)

Eileen Karlson (May 13 & 21)

  • The Lady Saphir (a Rapturous Maiden) .............................................................................................................................................................. Veronica Shea

  • The Lady Ella (a Rapturous Maiden) ..................................................................................................................................................................... Grace Brizek

  • The Lady Jane (a Rapturous Maiden) .................................................................................................................................................................. Eileen Mager

  • Patience (a Dairy Maid) ...................................................................................................................................................... Christine Nevill (May 20 & June 2)

Katie Carey (May 13 & 21)

Rapturous Maidens ............................................................................................................. Joan Barker, Carol Ciancia, Rhonda Cooperstein, Barbara Domini,

Eileen Karlson, Randi Kestin, Jennifer Low, Kathleen Meagher, Judith Weis

Dragoon Guards ............................................................................. Larry Bogert, Bob Bromberg, Tim Domini, John B. Holmboe, Peter O’Malley, John Ryle

Rehearsal Accompanist ............................................................................................................................................................................................... Laura Ravotti

MAPS TO PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS

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