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November 29, 2017 to December 10, 2017

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 
566 LaGuardia Pl,
New York, NY 10012

NYU Skirball

The Hypocrites: Pirates of Penzance

“A holiday show for all seasons … joyous … all you have to do is dive in maties.” —San Jose Mercury News

“An irresistible party … among the most carefree and joyous events served up this season.” —The Washington Post

“Big time fun.” —Chicago Tribune

“A musical pleasure.” —The Boston Globe

Swimming pools, twinkly lights, a well-stocked Tiki Bar and beach balls welcome the audience to this raucous and utterly zany beach party adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. The entire audience joins the cast on the stage-beach, immersed in the action alongside sappy pirates, dewy-eyed damsels, bumbling bobbies and one very stuffy Major General. It is a spunky model of a (post)modern major musical.

The Hypocrites, founded in 1997 by Artistic Director Sean Graney, is one of Chicago’s premier off-Loop theater companies, specializing in mounting bold productions that challenge preconceptions and redefine the role of the audience. The company has a reputation for creating exciting, surprising, and deeply engaging theater as it re-interprets classics and tackles ambitious new works.