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HMS Pinafore

April 1-3 and 8-10

H.M.S. Pinafore, or the Lass that Loved a Sailor, tells the story of Ralph Rackstraw, a lowly able seaman, who has fallen in love with Josephine, his Captain’s daughter. Josephine, however, has been pledged by her father to Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty. Although Josephine is in love with Ralph, she is determined to remain true to her breeding and marry the man her father has chosen. Sir Joseph, for his part, professes to be a man of new ideals, informing the Captain that “a British sailor is any man’s equal, excepting mine.” But when Little Buttercup, a local bumboat woman, lets slip that all is not what it seems, Sir Joseph’s liberal notions are put to the test.

HMS Pinafore
HMS Pinafore
HMS Pinafore

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