We are pleased to announce our Spring show, Patience, or Bunthorne's Bride. Modernized in the signature Stanford Savoyards style, this production directed by Doreen Finkelstein and Greg Anderson, recreates a contemporary English Village caught in science fiction fandom fever! Doctor Who and Star Trek allusions abound as Gilbert & Sullivan’s satire of Victorian aestheticism meets today’s trendy cosplay in this fully staged and orchestrated entertainment that will appeal to both traditional Gilbert & Sullivan fans, as well as followers of either science fiction series. Fans will enjoy the updated lyrics and the costuming inspired by the television and film incarnations of Star Trek and Doctor Who.
Reginald Bunthorne, an ardent Star Trek fan, is worshipped by all the young ladies who have become Star Trek fans to gain his attention. That is to say, all except for the one he most wants, Patience. The local army regiment returns home on leave to find that even their own fiancees are infatuated with Bunthorne and cosplay dressing in Star Trek garb! A rival science fiction fan, Archibald Grosvenor, who adheres to the Doctor Who series, arrives in town and complications mount when he, too, falls in love with Patience. Who will win the heart of Patience–the Trekkie or the Whovian?
All performances will be held at The Bowl, an outdoor amphitheater at the Stanford Graduate School of Business located on Knight Way. (photo below) Click here for a campus map showing The Bowl and nearby parking in Parking Structure #7 located underneath the Knight Management Center Faculty Building.
Performance Dates & Times
Thursday, May 15, 8pm
Friday, May 16, 8pm
Saturday, May 17, 8pm
Sunday, May 18, 2pm
Johnny Villar as Reginald Bunthorne (comic tenor)
Carmello Tringali as Archibald Grosvenor (lyric baritone)
Diane Squires as Patience (soprano)
Elizabeth Corson as Lady Angela (mezzo-soprano)
Kathryn Benedicto as Lady Saphir (soprano)
Katia Hayati as Lady Ella (soprano)
Joanne Newman as Lady Jane (contralto)
Jeff Lampert as Colonel Calverley (bass-baritone)
Brian Chin as Major Murgatroyd (baritone)
Jonathan Tilley as Lieutenant The Duke of Dunstable (tenor)
Gavrielle Lent as Mr. Bunthorne's Solicitor
Chorus of Fandom Geek Maidens and Dragoon Guards
Astrid Aksnes, Sharon Beltracchi, John Boyle, Nancy Christiansen, Solveig Dyrseth, Matthew Ewer, Charles Kang, Bill Laubenheimer, Gavrielle Lent, Dave Mack, Nathan Mack, Edward Park, Nina Perry, David Skurnick, Barbara Sonner-Weissman, Sabrina Sonner, Cee-Sing Wong, and Allison Zenke.
We are still recruiting for the following volunteer Production Staff roles:
Box Office Manager - under the supervision of the Producer, manages pre-sale and house ticket sales in collaboration with the Stanford Ticket Office.
House Manager - under the supervision of the Producer, interacts with the box office, manages concessions and ushers during performances.
Concession Staff and Ushers
All departments welcome supporting volunteers, as well. If you are interested in applying for any of these roles please email StanfordSavoyards@gmail.com immediately.
Check out our Production Staff page and Crew Info page for the other types of roles we usually look to fill.
This view of The Bowl at the Stanford Graduate School of Business shows the flagstone area where the stage will be located and its grassy backdrop. Chair seating will be theatre style facing the stage. This venue is more intimate than Dinkelspiel Auditorium, our usual performance space, and allows 200 seats per show. Advance ticket purchases are recommended.
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