The swashbuckling Gilbert and Sullivan operetta “Pirates of Penzance”
will light up the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre at West
Virginia University April 6-9.
The dashing, comedic operetta follows Frederic, played by musical
theatre major Casey Johnson, on his path to finding true love. Released
from his indenture to a band of pirates on his 21st birthday, he meets Mable, played
by graduate music
performance student Jenna Weaver, and falls instantly in love. When Frederic
realizes he was born on Leap Day, making him only five years old and slave to
the pirates for another sixty years, he works to escape their clutches and be
reunited with his true love.