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They’re back! Chicago’s most innovative theatre company, The Hypocrites, returns with an encore engagement of their critically-acclaimed, immersive and family friendly version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance

In the preposterous, topsy-turvy world of Pirates, Frederic was mistakenly sent as a young boy to apprentice for a band of sappy pirates. Now, at the age of 21, he falls head-over-heels for the Modern Major General’s daughter and renounces the buccaneer life, or so he thinks.

Enjoy the show from the promenade, where you sit on-stage and move around the set as the action dictates. And don’t forget to bring the kids! They can hang out in the ball pit and experience these Gilbert and Sullivan classics in a way they’re sure to love and never forget. Their last gig at Olney Theatre earned two Helen Hayes Award nominations, so the secret is out — The Hypocrites’ substance is as rich as their style.

Don't forget to complete the repertory! The Hypocrites will also be introducing Olney Theatre audiences to their zany take on H.M.S. Pinafore.

W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Directed and Adapted by
Sean Graney

Co-adapted by
Kevin O'Donnell

"the most carefree and joyous events D.C. theater has served up"

The Washington Post


  • Mario Aiviazian

  • Eduardo Xavier Curley-Carrillo

  • Matt Kahler

    Major General
  • Tina Muñoz Pandya

  • Dana Saleh Omar

  • Shawn Pfautsch

    Pirate King
  • Steven Romero Schaeffer

  • Leslie Ann Sheppard

  • Lauren Vogel

    Pirate Larry
  • Aja Wiltshire


Learn more about the Promenade experience in this video

The Pirates of Penzance

July 15 - August 17 2018

Box Office: 301.924.3400

Open Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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