1st 2/1/18 7:30 pm
2nd 2/2/18 7:30 pm
3rd 2/3/18 7:30 pm
4th 2/4/18 2:00 pm
324 Pine Street (Inside City Hall)
Delight in The Mikado, a two-act comedic opera performed by the Gilbert & Sullivan Players, unlike anything you’ve seen before. The story of The Mikado revolves around Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado of Japan, who has fled his father’s imperial court. Disguised as a traveling musician in Titipu, he finds himself in love with a beautiful young lady named Yum-Yum who is unfortunately engaged to be married to her guardian, Ko-Ko. When he hears that Ko-Ko has been condemned to death, he hastily returns to Titipu to claim his love but soon learns that Ko-Ko has not only been granted a reprieve, but has been promoted to the post of Lord High Executioner. Wishing to slow down the rash of executions, Titipu’s leaders reason that since Ko-Ko was next in line for execution, he can’t cut off anyone else’s head until he cuts off his own.
Ko-Ko, desperate to avoid cutting off his own head, vows to find a substitute, and as luck would have it, a heart-broken Nanki-Poo has declared he would rather die than live life without his beloved. Ko-Ko immediately offers Nanki-Poo one month of luxurious living at the end of which he will be relatively painlessly decapitated. Nanki-Poo agrees on the one condition that he be married to Yum-Yum right away so that he can spend his last month in wedded bliss. But just as the wedding celebration begins, a law is discovered that shocks everyone!