Posted: Thursday Mar 29, 2012
March 29, 2012
Saint Vincent College’s Gilbert and Sullivan Players will present H.M.S. Pinafore at 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center. Admission is free but donations will be accepted.
The show takes place in the late 1800s on board a Royal Navy warship. The plot revolves around the conflict of loving outside one's rank of life, and, as is consistent with Gilbert and Sullivan shows, pokes humor at the conflict and makes fun of the British class system.
According to Casey Ciocco, executive producer and music director, “the show is riddled with good laughs, great costumes and a wonderful set. The cast and crew is excited to put on a great show and welcomes everyone to attend.”
Students involved in the production include Robert Tokarski, freshman biochemistry major from Pittsburgh (15216), as Ralph Rackstraw; Signe Lindberg, senior arts administration major from Keene, New Hampshire, as Josephine, producer; Alex Policicchio, junior studio arts major from Johnstown, as Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.; Casey Ciocco, junior music and criminology major from Latrobe, as Captain Corcoran, executive producer, music director; Caitlin Schratz, sophomore theology major from Butler, as Little Buttercup; Mark Harris, freshman arts administration major from Belle Vernon, as Dick Deadeye, producer; Matthew Elam, sophomore English major from Greensburg, as Boatswain; Daniel Bell, sophomore undeclared from Latrobe, as Boatswain's Mate; Aslihan Sakar, sophomore biology major from Greensburg, as Sir Joseph's Sister; Leanne Lovasz, freshman biology major from Springdale, as Sir Joseph's Cousin; and Anna Hubbel, sophomore English major from Rochester, New York, as Sir Joseph's Sister.
The show is directed by Lauren Stanley, a senior graphic design major from Belle Vernon.
The Saint Vincent College Gilbert and Sullivan Players is a student-run organization advised by Dr. Gary Quinlivan, professor of economics and dean of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government. The Club was founded in 2006 by Zachary Luchette, Laurie Racculia and Dr. Quinlivan.
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