Arden Gild Hall – 2126 The Highway, Arden, DE 19810
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The Ardensingers are a community theater group in the Utopian, Arts and Crafts, Single-Tax, Garden-City community of Arden, Delaware, just off I-95, ~6 miles north of Wilmington. We’ve been performing the works of Gilbert & Sullivan for over 60 years at our historic Gild Hall location. Gilbert’s themes and humor are timeless, and Sullivan’s music will send you home humming.
The Sorcerer, by Gilbert & Sullivan
April. 24 – 25 and May 1 – 2, 2015 at 8PM
April 26 and May 2, 2015 @ 2PM
Stage Director: Ryan Goulden
Music Director: Helene Furlong
Our Director’s Artistic Vision –
This production will be set in modern times while still remaining respectful and true to this classic work. The major themes of the show related to social classes and expectations that “matters of the heart” should stay within one’s own class will be viewed through modern lenses by incorporating an ensemble of wealthy aristocrats, low born workers, and traveling circus / carnival performers along with an element of spectacle and magic (both wonderful and cheesy) that will make this a truly special production.
The Plot –
Alexis, son of Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre, has lectured in many venues that true love should break down all artificial barriers, such as rank, wealth, beauty, and age, but the response of his listeners is a great disappointment. Despite the misgivings of his betrothed, Aline, Alexis engages the great John Wellington Wells, from an old-established firm of family sorcerers, to work magic and bring the ideal of true love to reality.