Patience; or, Bunthorne’s Bride

Lyrics by William S. Gilbert
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Directed by Abraham Joyner-Meyers ’21
Music Directed by Jarod Stone ’21
Produced by Arianna Paz ’19, Ned Sanger ’19, Sabrina Richert ’20, and Sunny Levine ’20


Agassiz Theater

Friday, November 2 at 8:00 PM followed by Opening Night Reception
Saturday, November 3 at 2:00 PM for a Milk & Cookies Matinee
Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, November 8 at 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 PM for a Milk & Cookies Matinee
Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 PM followed by the Alumni Night Reception
Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 PM

Run time: 2.5 hours with an intermission

Visit the Harvard Box Office to order your tickets!


Join the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players for our fall 2018 production of Patience; or Bunthorne’s Bride! Bunthorne, a sham aesthetic poet, is the apple of every maiden’s eye. But he pines only for Patience, a milkmaid who dislikes his phony poetry and rejects his advances. When Patience reunites with Grosvenor, her childhood love and himself a poet, a fierce conflict arises between the two aesthetes which turns the whole town on its head. Patience is a satire of aestheticism, of pretentiousness, of vanity and of sententiousness, and is the funniest of Gilbert and Sullivan’s collaborations. It showcases William S. Gilbert’s wittiest lyrics, all set to some of Arthur Sullivan’s most memorable music.


Patience … Sydney Penny
Reginald Bunthorne … Janiah Lockett
Archibald Grosvenor … Ross Simmons
Lady Jane … Amanda Gonzalez-Piloto
Lady Angela … Sarah Bui
Lady Saphir … Liv Weinstein
Lady Ella … Rena Cohen
Colonel Calverley … Sebastian Rojas
Duke of Dunstable … Phiroze Parasnis
Major Murgatroyd … Michael Shirek
Chorus … Harsh Singh, Sophie Webster, Jamie Weisenberg


Stage Manager … Cameron Decker
Music Director … Jarod Stone
Assistant Music Director … Victoria Tong
Producers … Arianna Paz, Ned Sanger, Sabrina Richert, Sunny Levine
Stage Manager … Cameron Decker
Technical Director … Richard Tong
Set Designer … Jamie Paterno Ostmann
Assistant Carpenters … Faith Ng, Sam Reed, Alaina Richert, Sam Thau
Light Designer … Finn Bamber
Costume Designer … Maddi Waskom, Eris Mihelic
Makeup Designer … Camille Belanger
Props Designer … Jamie Paterno Ostmann
Choreographer … Miranda Mize
Orchestra Managers … Colton Carter, Johnathan Clark
Publicity Manager … Olivia Manickas-Hill
Poster Designer … Sunny Levine
Videographer … Mike Shirek