|Frederic & Mabel, Pirates of Penzance 6/24/17|
PENZANCE AT PRIDE WEEKEND
On a river island near downtown St. Paul Saturday the GLBT One Voice Mixed Chorus performed the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta “Pirates of Penzance” in a gender-bending fashion. A rain storm preceding the play didn’t dampen our spirits.
Given the technical limitations of performing outdoors on a stage, Penzance was a delightful event; one of the most memorable of the summer. The temp was in the low 60s; very unusual late June Day.
A giant chorus backed up the principal singers in Saturday’s Penzance performance on the Mississippi River, St. Paul. This is the realization of the urban river as an attractive recreational resource, an idea being pursued by Boise City when I was a reporter there in the mid to late Sixties.