Chanticleer Community Theater presents “Pirates of Penzance” from May 12-21, 2023. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Synopsis: “Pirates of Penzance” tells the story of a young pirate apprentice named Frederic who has come to the end of his indentured period. As it turns out, Frederic was indentured by mistake. His half-deaf nurse had been instructed to apprentice him to a “pilot” but got it a little wrong. At any rate, Frederic has decided to leave the pirate life forever and, though he loves his comrades dearly, devotes his life to the extermination of their kind. However, since he is still one of them until the stroke of midnight, he feels obliged to point out the pirates’ weakness–they are too softhearted. Apparently, all a captive must do is plead to be an orphan and he is immediately released!