El Paso, TX (KDBC) — A local operatic comedy is premiering in El Paso this weekend.
The play "The Gondoliers" is a production by the Gilbert and Sullivan Company and the company is celebrating its 44th anniversary.
"The Gondoliers" was written by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan as a comic satire on class distinctions.
The plot follows two handsome gondoliers in Venice as they attempt to run the government after they learn that one of them is the King of Barataria.
The operetta also tells the story of Casilda, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Plaza-Toro, as she deals with the recent news that she was married to the missing King of Barataria as an infant, making her the queen of Barataria. This light-hearted production has beautiful music, a happy theme and a surprise ending.
You can catch the play:
Friday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 18 at 2:30 p.m.
Chamizal National Memorial Theater
800 S. San Marcial
Advance purchase: $10 adults / $8 students, seniors and military
At the door: $12 adults/$10 students, seniors and military
Group rates are available.