Cox and Box; or, The Long-Lost Brothers
Stage directed by Sam Dvorak ’23 and music directed by Veronica Leahy ’23
Produced by Mary Reynolds ’21 (Tufts), Jasmyne Roberts ’24, and Clarissa Briasco-Stewart ’24
Show Streaming Dates:
Thursday, April 29th at 8pm EDT
Friday, April 30th at 8pm EDT
Saturday, May 1st at 8pm EDT
Friday, May 7th at 8pm EDT
Saturday, May 8th at 8pm EDT
Tickets: Suggested donation of $10 per viewer for students/seniors and $15 per viewer general
All shows will be streamed live on HRG&SP’s YouTube channel.
About the Show
Bouncer has a scheme to get double rent from a single room. By day he lets it to Box (a printer who is out all night) and by night to Cox (a hatter who works all day). His plan works well until Cox is, unexpectedly, given a day’s holiday and the two lodgers meet. They soon discover they share more than the same bed. Both of them were engaged to the same woman, but they want nothing to do with her until news arrives that she has left her fortune to her ‘intended.’ Much hilarious argument ensues, but Cox and Box still manage to end the argument on good terms.
We will be performing our adaptation of the show in its entirety, with aspects of the performance live online! We guarantee you an evening of hysterical entertainment and much-needed laughter.
Join HRG&SP for our Spring 2021 production of Cox and Box!
JAMES JOHN COX
JOHN JAMES BOX
PENELOPE ANN WIGGINS
STRIP OF BACON
Assistant Music Directors: Andrew Nickerson, Autumn Dorsey
Stage Manager: Ruth Jaensubhakij
Dramaturg: Ria Dhull
Assistant Dramaturg: Abe Joyner-Meyers
Set Designer: Isaac Heller
Costume Designer: Jamie Ostmann
Hair and Makeup Designer: Madi Fabber
Sound Designer: Abe Joyner-Meyers
Props Designer: Rena Cohen
Poster/Program Designer: Nadine Jackson
Lighting Consultant: Finn Bamber
Green Screen Consultant: Rachel Share-Sapolsky
Costume Assistant: Madi Fabber
Publicity Manager: Will Evans
Orchestra Manager: Ross Simmons, Andrew Van Camp
Audio Engineers: Dash Chin, Robert Greene, Cindy Tian, Vicki Xu, Elena Vietri, Abe Joyner-Meyers, Veronica Leahy, Jasmyne Roberts, Gibby Rabago, Ross Simmons
Video Editors: Sara Komatsu, Sabrina Richert, Baihan Zhang, Richard Tong, Samantha Woolf, Clarissa Briasco-Stewart
The HRG&SP Rewrite Project
The HRG&SP Rewrite Project is an opportunity for the Harvard community to create an original comic operetta in the style of Gilbert & Sullivan. The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players is an institution that has benefited from white supremacy in many ways, such as through the production of shows like “The Mikado,” which marginalizes the experiences and lives of people of color. We want to acknowledge that history and give a voice to people with identities misrepresented or unrepresented by G&S canon, while bringing new, contemporary stories to the stage.
Two student writers, a librettist and a lyricist, have been chosen to co-write an original libretto, with new lyrics set to existing G&S music. This writing process will take place over the course of two semesters (spring 2021 and summer 2021), and students will be mentored by industry professionals during the spring.
The written show will be staged during the 2021-2022 academic year. The specific semester will be determined later this academic year, based on both up-to-date pandemic information and the current progress of the student writers.