Painter member Janet Harris Timms performs with Lakeshore Light Opera, a group producing full-length Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas annually. These full productions with professional orchestra, sets, lighting & amazing costumes are entertaining & also support health care in the West Island.
This year: the Canadian premiere of Thespis, the little-known first collaboration between Gilbert & Sullivan. (Synopsis below.) Janet plays Diana, goddess of the moon.
Performances at Lakeside Academy in Lachine, Qc on:
Fri Mar 8 8:00 pm
Sat Mar 9 8:00 pm
Sun Mar 10 2:00 pm
Thurs Mar 14 8:00 pm
Fri Mar 15 8:00 pm
Sat Mar 16 2:00 pm
Tickets $21-$29. Details at www.llo.org/ordering-tickets-online . Or call box office at 514.804.4900.
The gods have grown old, they’re tired of ruling, they don’t get no respect & the great days of human sacrifices are over. Even animal sacrifices have fallen off & are now reduced to (gasp!) tins of Spam! Why? They haven’t a clue.
Enter a gaggle of actors who just happen to be picnicking on the slopes of Olympus. The gods decide to do a little market research below while taking a much-needed holiday, & conscript the actors to take their places & duties. No problem, says Thespis, leader of the troupe. But be warned, says Jupiter, the price of failure is that Thespis will be constituted as ‘Father of the Drama’ & held accountable for everything that every author may write for ages to come.
As those unfit for any office quickly learn, the actors soon find their charges & duties are not as easy as they appear…