THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD
Director: Brendan Hartnett • Music Director: Richard Nechamkin
Performances of The Yeomen of the Guard are postponed until Summer 2021
The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid, is Gilbert and Sullivan’s sparkling comic opera set during the reign of King Henry VIII. It is the darkest and most emotionally engaging of the Savoy Operas. The show takes place in the Tower of London where the gentleman Colonel Fairfax is wrongly accused of sorcery and sentenced to death within the hour. Fairfax hatches a plan to avoid letting his estate fall into the hands of his scheming cousin (incidentally, his accuser) by secretly marrying Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer. She agrees to be blindfolded during the ceremony and expects to be a wealthy widow upon Fairfax's imminent demise, leaving her free to marry her lover, the jester Jack Point. However, Fairfax miraculously escapes his fate and chaos ensues.
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At this time, we must postpone our production of The Yeomen of the Guard, with the hope to present this work with the same cast and creative team in August 2021. We will publish more specific dates once it is safe to do so.