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Lincoln Community Theatre has done it again with 'Pirates of Penzance' Send a link to a friend

[AUG. 7, 2004]  Lincoln Community Theatre has done it again. Under the direction of Tim Searby, a cast and crew of your neighbors and friends have put together a hilarious rendition of a Gilbert and Sullivan comedic masterpiece, "The Pirates of Penzance." Many of the cast members are returning to the community stage for this production, while others, including Brian Yakey, who portrays the Pirate King, are newcomers to LCT.

Other local residents who may be seen in a different light on stage this weekend include Liam Coe; Todd Brown; Randy Storm; Gail King; Gary and Christopher Ramlow; Brian and John Welter; Angela, Phil and Moses Rogers; Bob Kurka; Emmary Roemer; Donna Kessinger; Sara Bicknell; Gretel Mink; and several others.

A live orchestra plays Gilbert's tunes, while the cast members act out the humorous and touching story of a young man accidentally indentured to be a pirate until his 21st birthday. As the play opens, we see him celebrating that his time is up and taking his leave of the pirates he has served all these years. He promises to wed his nursemaid, a woman some 26 years his senior, then discovers that she has lied about her own beauty and charm. Upon turning her away, he finds a young maiden, beautiful and sweet, and vows to wed her instead.


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In a surprise twist, the young man finds that he will not actually have his 21st birthday for many years, because he was born on Feb. 29.

Add a Keystone-type group of police officers and a group of beautiful young maidens accompanied by their father, and you have a story that is anything but boring!

Comedic costumes, slapstick, talented musicians, tongue-twisting lyrics and a well-rounded cast make this show a must-see for all ages.

The production continues at the Johnston Center for Performing Arts on the Lincoln College campus tonight (Saturday, Aug. 7) through Saturday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. The special matinee on Sunday is at 2 p.m., and there is no performance on Monday.

Call (217) 735-2614 or (217) 732-7542 for details.

[Ruth Halpin]

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