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Patience:

If you're in the D.C. area, I heartily recommend that you go see Patience, by Gilbert & Sullivan, put on by Georgetown Law School's Gilbert & Sullivan Society ("America's only theater group with its own law school").

It starts at 8 p.m. tomorrow night (Wednesday, April 11) and runs through Saturday, April 14. Georgetown Law School is at 600 New Jersey Ave. NW, between the Union Station and Judiciary Square metro stops.

This is not as well known as some of their other shows, but it's a little gem of a play. I myself was in the Georgetown G&S Society's production of Patience back in March 1994. Plus, if you show up tomorrow -- opening night -- you may see a certain conspirator in a brief walk-on role.

David Maquera (mail) (www):
Howard K Stern is not the father!
4.10.2007 5:02pm
s806:
Thanks Maury.
4.10.2007 5:48pm
NickM (mail) (www):
So can we call you Bunthorne?

Nick
4.10.2007 6:13pm
Sasha Volokh (mail) (www):
NickM: Remember when I said "brief walk-on role"?
4.10.2007 6:21pm
Sasha Volokh (mail) (www):
NickM: Oh yes, and in 1994 I played the Major.
4.10.2007 6:21pm
Ejote (mail):
Is it Erik Jaffe?
4.10.2007 6:44pm
aces:
Wasn't it a Georgetown G&S production that inspired CJ Rehnquist to sew those gold stripes on his robe?

Maybe CJ Roberts will show up, and next term he'll preside with a poppy or a lily in his medieval hand.....
4.10.2007 7:04pm
crane (mail):
You're the Solicitor, then?

I was in a production of Patience a few years ago in which the director decided to have one of the twenty lovesick maidens carry a katana as her "something Japanese". It made for an interesting look.

Also, we only had 8 or so women in the chorus.

Twenty lovesick maidens we, each of us is two or three.
4.10.2007 7:23pm
Sasha Volokh (mail) (www):
Scott &aces: Cute.

crane: We in 1994, and they now, are "truly" lovesick maidens.
4.10.2007 7:32pm
FutureLawStudent:
When I was young I used to love it when my father would play 45 RPM Gilbert and Sullivan records for me to listen to. I'm not old, but he had the player and the quality was superb.

Slightly off topic, but who here likes Pirates of Penzance?
4.10.2007 11:05pm
Sasha Volokh (mail) (www):
Me!
4.11.2007 12:26am
FutureLawStudent:
I saw it once when I was a little kid, and then recently I got a chance to go up to New York and see it again. What's your favorite section of it? Mine was always the "Model of a Modern Major General" song.

Unfortunately I won't be able to make it down to see Patience during its current run at Georgetown.
4.11.2007 9:11am
Jay Goodman Tamboli (mail) (www):
Clearly it must be Randy Barnett. He's the only Conspirator who's a Georgetown Professor.
4.11.2007 9:19am
Eugene Volokh (www):
The Pirates of Penzance is never off-topic on a blog cofounded by me.
4.11.2007 11:28am
Gone Fission':

Clearly it must be Randy Barnett. He's the only Conspirator who's a Georgetown Professor.

Oh really?
4.11.2007 12:17pm
Jay Goodman Tamboli (mail) (www):


Clearly it must be Randy Barnett. He's the only Conspirator who's a Georgetown Professor.



Oh really?


"Visiting"
4.11.2007 12:26pm
NickM (mail) (www):
Sasha - have you considered organizing student plays adopting musical lyrics, suitably modified for law school?(Eugene may have some of the scripts Ken Graham used to put together.)

Here's an idea for a song starter:

O faithless hornbook,
You have deceived me.
I trusted you so.


Nick
4.11.2007 5:11pm
Carter Wood (mail):
Acting on your recommendation, a friend and I attended tonight (Friday). Very, very funny, even as a satire of a relatively obscure social movement of the 1870s. Well done, and the woman who sang Patience had a beautiful voice. My first Gilbert &Sullivan, but surely not my last, so...thanks!
4.14.2007 1:16am