The Pirates of Penzance


Presented by the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players

Written by William S. Gilbert
Composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan
Directed by Patrick Cressler ’20
Music Directed by Mateo Lincoln ’19
Produced by Ned Sanger ’19, Aaron Slipper ’18 & Richard Tong ’19


Agassiz Theater

Friday, October 27 at 8pm
Saturday, October 28 at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, October 29 at 2pm
Thursday, November 2 at 8pm
Friday, November 3 at 8pm
Saturday, November 4 at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, November 5 at 2pm

Run time: 2 hours with intermission.

Visit the Harvard Box Office online or in person at 10 Holyoke Street to purchase your tickets.


The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ Fall 2017 production tells the story of the Pirates of Penzance in the mobster scene of 1940s New York.

On the shores of Coney Island, a group of mobsters celebrates Frederic, a young gang member whose debt to the Mob Boss is almost over. He plans on leaving the mafia and tells the mobsters that, when he is gone, he will work to destroy them.

Later, Frederic meets Mabel, a young, beautiful lady and daughter of the Major-General, and asks her to marry him. The operetta then follows Frederic’s struggle between duty to the mafia and duty to his own ideals, with appearances from and altercations among the mobsters, police, daughters, and Major-General.


Frederic … Sam Rosner
Mabel … Arianna Paz
Ruth  … Anna Schuliger
Pirate King … Ryan Kapur
Modern Major General … Aaron Slipper
Sergeant of Police … Ben Grimm
Samuel … Norman Storer
Edith … Amanda Gonzalez-Piloto
Kate … Lucy Devine
Isabel … Ida Paul
Ensemble … Abraham Rebollo, Alexandra Upton, Gillian Hess, Mike Shirek, Olea Nickitina, Robert Boborov, Sam Guillemette, Sunny Levine


Stage Director … Patrick Cressler
Music Director … Mateo Lincoln
Stage Manager … Maeva O’Brien
Technical Director … Katie Polik
Set Designer … Barra Peak
Master Carpenter … Sabrina Yates
Paint Charges … Allison Law, Sabrina Richert
Lighting Designer … Aaron Olkin
Poster Designer … Susan Li … Poster Designer
Publicity Managers … Isabella Kopits, Rebecca Thau
Orchestra Manager … Sasha Barish
Props Designer … Ekemini Ekpo
Producers … Ned Sanger, Aaron Slipper, Richard Tong