The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company is pleased to announce that it will present Trial by Jury, at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, between July 30th and August 9th, 2015.
This production of Trial by Jury will be directed by Lesley Hendrickson, with Music Direction by Marina Liadova.
Trial by Jury is a comic opera in one act, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert and has been acclaimed the most successful British one-act operetta of all time! The lovely Angelina is suing Edwin for “a breach of promise of marriage” and on the way captivates the heart of the Learned Judge. Gilbert’s lighthearted satire and Sullivan’s delightful music combine to poke good natured fun at the British legal system.
The success of Trial by Jury launched the famous series of thirteen collaborative works between Gilbert and Sullivan that came to be known as the Savoy Operas.
Our company’s production will feature a fourteen piece orchestra and our cast will include Ivey Award winning Twin Cities actor, Steve Hendrickson, as the Learned Judge.
Performance Schedule …
Saturday, August 1st 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Sunday, August 2nd 8:30 – 9:30 pm
Thursday, August 6th 8:30 – 9:30 pm
Sunday, August 9th 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Performances will be at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center’s Proscenium Theater, 330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis.