The Pirates of Penzance first opened in 1879 and was written by W.S. Gilbert with music by Arthur Sullivan. This comic opera tells the tale of Frederic, who is the apprentice to a group of sentimental pirates. When he turns 21, he leaves his indenture to join respectable society. He soon meets and falls in love with Mabel, the youngest daughter of Major-General Stanley. He promises the General that he will apprehend the band of pirates but soon finds out that, due to a technicality of being born on February 29 in leap year, he is still apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday.

Admission:
Tickets are $32 to $38 and are available at the Atlanta Lyric Theatre Box office at (404) 377-9948.

Address:
The Earl Smith Strand Theatre
117 North Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 293-0080

Parking:
The Cobb County parking garage is next door to The Strand, between Cherokee and Waddell Streets. Parking is free Monday through Friday after 5pm, and free all day on Saturday and Sunday. Parking is $3 Monday through Friday before 5pm.

Dates:
Friday, Apr 24th, 2009 at 8pm
Saturday, Apr 25th, 2009 at 8pm
Sunday, Apr 26th, 2009 at 2pm

Thursday, Apr 30th, 2009 at 8pm
Friday, May 1st, 2009 at 8pm
Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 at 8pm
Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 at 2pm

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 at 8pm
Thursday, May 7th, 2009 at 8pm
Friday, May 8th, 2009 at 8pm
Saturday, May 9th, 2009 at 8pm
Sunday, May 10th, 2009 at 2pm

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