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Saturday, May 17, 2014 8:00PM
GSB Bowl


Stanford Savoyards Presents a Star Trek and Doctor Who fandom inspired Patience by Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert & Sullivan’s sixth musical theatre collaboration, Patience, or Bunthorne’s Bride–originally a satire on 19th century aestheticism–metamorphoses into satire of science fiction fandom in this fully staged and orchestrated entertainment provided by Stanford Savoyards. Directors Doreen Finkelstein and Greg Anderson plunder the universes of Star Trek and Doctor Who to updated lyrics and costuming inspired by the multiple incarnations of both iconic series. Patience is set in a contemporary English village, where Bunthorne, an ardent Star Trek fan, is worshipped by all the young ladies who have become Star Trek fans to gain his attention–that is to say, all except for the one he most wants, Patience. The local army regiment returns home on leave to find that even their own fiancees are infatuated with Bunthorne and cosplay dressing in Star Trek garb! A rival science fiction fan, Grosvenor, who adheres to the Doctor Who series, arrives in town and complications mount when he, too, falls in love with Patience. Who will win the heart of Patience–the Trekkie or the Whovian?

All performances are boldly being performed under the stars at The Bowl, an outdoor amphitheater at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. If a performance is cancelled due to rain, patrons will be given the option to either transfer their tickets to another performance (subject to availability) or receive a full refund. Check our website for cancellation notices.

For group sales, please contact the Ticket Office by phone or email.

A 10 minute intermission includes a snack and beverage concession. When patrons participate in our cosplay fun by coming to a performance in Star Trek or Doctor Who costumes, they are welcome to a complimentary treat at the concession table (while supplies last).

Tickets available at the door (subject to availability) beginning 90 minutes before show time.