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Toronto: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society presents G&S's “Patience” January 24-February 2, 2020
Sunday, November 17, 2019
What is PATIENCE? It is a musically delicious satire on both the aesthetic movement, characterized by Oscar Wilde and the painter Whistler, and the overblown conceit and bravado of the British military in the 1880s. The leading lady, Patience, is a milkmaid with a beautiful voice and an obsession with the strange idea that true love must be sacrificial. Two aesthetic poets, Bunthorne and Grosvenor, vie for her love, while contending with the overwhelming adoration of the aesthetic maidens of the chorus and the somewhat overpowering Lady Jane. One of the funniest scenes in all of G&S occurs when the Dragoon Guards decide that the only way to recapture the formerly devoted hearts of the ladies is to imitate the outlandish poets.
Patience is Gilbert and Sullivan at the height of their lyrical and satirical powers, and we look forward to seeing you next Winter for what promises to be an extremely fun and topsy-turvy production.
ST. ANNE'S PARISH HALL, 651 DUFFERIN STREET, TORONTO
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 7:30pm
Saturday, January 25 - 2:00pm
Sunday, January 26 - 2:00pm
Thursday, January 30 - 7:30pm
Friday, January 31 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 1 - 2:00pm
Sunday, February 2 - 2:00pm
Evening Performances Begin at 7:30pm
ADULTS $30.00, SENIOR/STUDENT $25.00 TICKET SPECIAL - Group of Six (6) or More - All Tickets $20.00 on: - Friday January 24 or Thursday January 30* plus 1.50 service charge
ORDER TICKETS ONLINE AT www.stannesmads.com
Illustration: Patience. © 2019 Wendy Boyd.