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Thespis, or: The Gods Grown Old

Presented by Pittsburgh Savoyards at Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, Pittsburgh PA

Apr 28 2023
May 07 2023
Thespis, or: The Gods Grown Old

The Pittsburgh Savoyards close their 85th season this Spring with a Pittsburgh Premiere of Gilbert and Sullivan’s very first operetta, Thespis.

On Mount Olympus, the elderly pantheon of deities complain of feeling old and lament their waning influence on Earth. An acting troupe headed by Thespis, the legendary Greek father of the drama, make their appearance, and convince the gods to temporarily trade places with them. The actors turn out to be comically inept rulers, committing such errors on Earth as ruining the weather, starting wars, and even getting rid of all the wine! Having seen the ensuing mayhem down below, the angry gods

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  • Apr 28, 2023 at 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm (Fri)
  • Apr 29, 2023 at 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm (Sat)
  • Apr 30, 2023 at 02:30 pm - 04:30 pm (Sun)
  • May 5, 2023 at 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm (Fri)
  • May 6, 2023 at 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm (Sat)
  • May 7, 2023 at 02:30 pm - 04:30 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center

3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15237


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Info regarding how this event is being affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.:

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of several productions of other local community theatre groups due to outbreaks, we may require patrons to wear masks at our discretion during the performance.

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