Iolanthe (Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertory Company 2015)

Poster art for Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertory Company Iolanthe 2015
6 Mar 2015 to 29 Mar 2015

Peers and Peri parry, making for hilarious, and sometimes poignant, goings on in the House of Parliament and fairyland. When the fairy Iolanthe is pardoned from her 25 year exile at the bottom of a stream for marrying a mortal, her troupe finds that she has a 24 year old son, Strephon, from the marriage. Now a shepherd, he is in love with a shepherdess, Phyllis, a ward of the Lord Chancellor of the House of Lords, unbeknownst to the trio, the father of Strephon. Pompous Peers complain of having competency examinations in order to hold office (which they inherited from their ancestors), fight over who is going to marry Phyllis (including the Lord Chancellor), and discuss the value of friendship over love, while facing off with the young Strephon, the Fairy Queen and her followers, when she buys a couple of pocket boroughs, making Strephon a member of  Parliament. Can mother Iolanthe win the day for her son? If she does, will it cost her life? Who gets the girl? Have politicians changed much over the years? 

Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm

Tickets: $10-$30

For opening night, $30 for adults and $25 for Children/Students/Seniors.

For all other Fri/Sat/Sun performances, $23 for adults and $17.50 for Children/Students/Seniors.

For Thursday, March 26 at 8pm, $10 all ages.