Spring 2010: Patience


Patience satirizes the "aesthetic craze" of the 1870's and '80s, when the output of poets, composers, painters and designers of all kinds was indeed prolific — but, some argued, empty and self-indulgent. This artistic movement was so popular, and also so easy to ridicule as a meaningless fad, that it made Patience a big hit. The topical nature of the story may make Patience somewhat less accessible to some modern audiences, and G&S fans tend to have strong feelings one way or the other about Patience.

All the well-born young ladies in the village, rapturously caught up in aestheticism, are in love with two contrasting aesthetic poets — a "fleshy" poet and an "idyllic" poet. But the poets are both in love with Patience, the simple village milkmaid, who cares nothing for poetry. Patience learns that true love must be completely unselfish--it must wither and sting and burn! The girls' military suitors don't see the point to aesthetics, but they decide to give it a try to win the women's hearts. It is touch and go for awhile, but everyone ends up with a suitable partner, even if it is only a tulip or lily.

Director: David Raymond
Assistant Director: Byron Wilmot
Music Director: Susanna Adams
Assistant Music Director: Charles Palella
Producers: Suzanne Bell, Amanda Lobaugh, Greg Wright


The Lady Angela
Lory Love Restivo
The Lady Ella
Tania Beghini
The Lady Saphir
Helen Moore
The Lady Jane
Barbara A. Dick
Patience, A Dairy Maid
Carla Cogliandro
The Major
Albert Young Jr.
The Colonel
Bob Gorski
The Duke of Dunstable
Andrew DenBleyker
Reginald Bunthorne, A Fleshly Poet
Tracy Burdick
Archibald Grosvenor, An Idyllic Poet
Bob Osgood
Mr. Bunthorne's Solicitor
Sarajane Fondiller
Mr. Bunthorne's Solicitor
Eric Stratton
Mr. Bunthorne's Solicitor
David Raymond


Linda Allen, Chip Attwood, Suzanne Bell, Terry Benedict, Sharon Brugger, Nan Burgess-Whitman, Melisa Claxton, Zarha Dillon-Zuppelli, Laura Ehrlich, Audrone Gecas, Kurt Griffen, Bill Hammond, Don Kelley, Forrest Kelley, Marshall Kelley, Schuyler Kelley, Tamara Kelley, Jordu Kelly-Sutliff, Becca Kennedy, Melinda Laurin, Zachary Laurin, Victoria Mark, Kathy Moore, Charles Palella, Brad Rivers, Emily Sawdey, Paul Scheib, Laurel Schneiderman, Anne Vander Byl, Wayne Vander Byl, Bob Weeks, Greg Wright, Kathryn Wright


Paul Towsley
Michael Adams
Stephen Lurie, Heather Paradis
English Horn
Kathleen Holt, Kathleen Suher
Donna Mero
Alison Currie, Erin Noble
Kathleen Holt, Kathleen Suher
Eriks Zurovskis


Zarha Dillon-Zuppelli, Zachary Laurin
Set Designers
Lynette Blake, Kelly Flegel, Emily Sawdey
Lighting Designer
Chris Nimmick

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