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    Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)

    Presented by at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

    May 15 - June 14, 2009


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    Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)

    Set sail for the Caribbean with this raucous and rowdy update of the musical comedy classic, complete with swordfights, sex appeal, Gilbert's trademark wit, and Sullivan's glorious music. This young, brilliant creative team has adapted The Pirates of Penzance in a way that promises it won't be your grandmother's Gilbert and Sullivan.

    "A rousing and riotous adaptation. It's jolly-roger good fun!" - Variety

    "Unbuckle your swashbuckle, channel your inner Johnny Depp and prepare to have a blast. This Pirates! takes the beloved operetta to rollicking heights!" - The New York Times


    Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

    264 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

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    Admission Info:
    $20-$82.50 $25 "35 Below" tickets for patrons 35 years and younger (valid I.D. required). $5 senior and military discounts. $10 Subscriber and B.U. Community discounts. $20 back row of the balcony (limited availability). $15 student rush seats (available two hours before curtain time for each performance).


    General Day and Time Info:
    Fri. 5/15 @ 8pm
    Sat. 5/16 @ 8pm
    Mon. 5/18 @ 7:30pm
    Tues. 5/19 @ 7:30pm*
    Wed. 5/20 @ 7pm
    Thurs. 5/21 @ 7:30pm
    Fri. 5/22 @ 8pm
    Sat. 5/23 @ 2pm and 8pm
    Sun. 5/24 @ 2pm
    Wed. 5/27 @ 2pm and 7:30pm
    Thurs. 5/28 @ 7:30pm*
    Fri. 5/29 @ 8pm
    Sat. 5/30 @ 2pm and 8pm
    Sun. 5/31 @ 2pm and 7pm
    Tues. 6/2 @ 7:30pm
    Wed. 6/3 @ 7:30pm
    Thurs. 6/4 @ 7:30pm*
    Fri. 6/5 @ 8pm
    Sat. 6/6 2pm and 8pm
    Sun. 6/7 @ 2pm*
    Tues. 6/9 @ 7pm
    Wed. 6/10 @ 2pm* and 7:30pm
    Thurs. 6/11 @ 7:30pm
    Fri. 6/12 @ 7:30pm
    Sat. 6/13 @ 2pm and 8pm
    Sun. 6/14 @ 2pm

    *Related Special Events - free with the purchase of a ticket:

    Special events FREE with the purchase of a ticket:

    Sneak Preview: Tuesday, 5/19 @ 6:30pm. Pre-show discussion with members of the artistic team about the play.

    Actors Forum: Thursday, 5/28 and Wednesday, 6/10. Participating members of the cast take questions after the performance.

    Out & About Club: Thursday, 6/4. G.L.B.T. audience members are invited to a post-show party at the theatre.

    Audio-Described Performance: Saturday, 6/6 @ 2pm. A carefully-timed live narration of the visual aspects of the performance is broadcast to supplement the dialogue spoken onstage.

    Humanities Forum: Sunday, 6/7. A lively post-performance session on the historical and literary context of the show.

    Phone: 617 266-0800


    Accessibility Information:

    TTY: 617 424-0694


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    • Event Name: Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)
      5 out of 5 stars rating "We are very amused!"
      Review posted by: Gerri Regan from Burlington, NJ USA, Jun 15, 2009

      I'm sure G&S;, themselves, would have loved your show. I had a ball! It was the best show I've seen in ages (since Cats, actually). I only wish I had seen it the first night instead of the last... Expand

    • Event Name: Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)
      "Intellectual Snobbery VS A Bloody Good Time"
      Comment posted by: Judith Black from Marblehead, MA, Jun 15, 2009

      Yes, the Pirate King plays it as Johnny Depp might, and what was once a wonderful farce about an old maid talking a young hunk into believing she was the pinnacle of womanhood, has been turned into... Expand

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