Patience; or, Bunthorne’s Bride

Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
Libretto by William S. Gilbert
Stage directed by Abraham Joyner-Meyers ’21
Music directed by Jarod Stone ’21
Produced by Arianna Paz ’19, Ned Sanger ’19, Sabrina Richert ’20, Sunny Levine ’20

Friday, November 2 at 8 PM (Creative Black Tie Opening)
Saturday, November 3 at 2 PM (Milk & Cookies Matinee)
Saturday, November 3 at 8 PM
Sunday, November 4 at 2 PM
Thursday, November 8 at 8 PM (Free with HUID)
Friday, November 9 at 8 PM
Saturday, November 10 at 2 PM (Milk & Cookies Matinee)
Saturday, November 10 at 8 PM (Alumni Night)
Sunday, November 11 at 2 PM

About the Show

Bunthorne, a sham aesthetic poet, is the apple of every maiden’s eye. But he pines only for Patience, a milkmaid who dislikes his phony poetry and rejects his advances. When she reunites with Grosvenor, her childhood love and himself a poet, a fierce conflict arises between the two sensitive aesthetes which turns the whole town on its head.

Patience is a satire of aestheticism, of pretentiousness, of vanity and of sententiousness, and is one of the funniest of Gilbert and Sullivan’s collaborations. It showcases William S. Gilbert’s wittiest lyrics, all set to some of Arthur Sullivan’s most memorable music.


Patience  …  Sydney Penny ’22
Reginald Bunthorne  …  Janiah Lockett ’21
Archibald Grosvenor  … Ross Simmons ’21
Lady Jane  …  Amanda Gonzalez-Piloto ’21
Lady Angela  …  Sarah Bui (Harvard Global Health Institute)
Lady Saphir  …  Liv Weinstein ’21
Lady Ella  …  Rena Cohen ’22
Colonel Calverley …  Sebastian Rojas ’22
Duke of Dunstable …  Phiroze Parasnis ’21
Major Murgatroyd  … Michael Shirek ’20
Chorus  … Harsh Singh, Sophie Webster ’21, Jamie Weisenberg ’21