Princess Ida

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A 20 year old treaty states that Princess Ida and Prince Hilarion are to marry when they come of age. That time has come, but Ida refuses to honor a commitment made on her behalf when she was an infant, and has gone off to the country to start a women's university. There she teaches an interesting variation on Darwin's theory: that man — not woman, just man — is descended from apes, and is thus inferior to woman. The Prince, on the other hand, is an unabashed romantic, and decides to woo Ida and win her love. He and two friends make their way to the university, where they disguise themselves as women in order to enroll and get close to her…


This is the show that swept the awards at the International G&S Festival in Buxton, England – Best Production – Best Overseas Production – Best Director – Best Male Singer – Special Adjudicator’s Award for Costumes – “a remarkable performance… A memorable night” (David Turner, Festival Adjudicator)


Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
925-943-7469 • lesherarts.org
Friday January 25th 2013, 8pm
Saturday January 26th 2013, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday January 27th 2013, 2pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
415-978-2787 • ybca.org
Friday February 1st 2013, 8pm
Saturday February 2nd 2013, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday February 3rd 2013, 2pm

Bankhead Theater, Livermore
925-373-6800 • bankheadtheater.org
Saturday February 9th 2013, 8pm
Sunday February 10th 2013, 2pm

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, Mountain View
650-903-6000 • mvcpa.com
Saturday February 16th 2013, 8pm
Sunday February 17th 2013, 2pm


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