Ruddigore; or, the Witch’s Curse

Music by William S. Gilbert, Libretto by Arthur Sullivan
Directed by Guan-Yue Chen ’17
Music Directed by Sean Rodan ’17
Produced by Laura Peterson ’16, Anne Power ’16, & Raymond Ng ’17

Friday, October 30th at 8 p.m. (Creative Black Tie Opening)
Saturday, October 31st at 2 p.m. (Milk and Cookies Matinee) & 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 1st at 2 p.m.
Thursday, November 5th at 8 p.m. ($5 w/ student ID)
Friday, November 6th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 7th at 2 p.m. (Milk and Cookies Matinee) & 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 8th at 2 p.m.

Intermission: Yes
Runtime: 2 hours, 40 minutes

The Baronets of Ruddigore are a cursed royal family, in which the current baronet must commit a crime every single day or die in agony. Robin Oakapple is secretly the current Baronet of Ruddigore, but has hidden away to escape the curse, causing his brother Despard to suffer its effects. Robin is in love with Rose Maybud, but they are both too shy to tell each other. Trouble strikes when the handsome sailor Richard Dauntless also falls in love with Rose. He tells Despard about Robin’s deception, thereby re-giving Robin the curse of Ruddigore in order to steal Rose away. In the second act, Robin – now the Baronet – is confronted by his ancestors, who come alive from their portraits to demand he fulfill the demands of the curse. He must then figure out how to satisfy their demands while continuing to live a good life! Join the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players as we bring this classic tale to life in the historic Agassiz Theatre!

CAST
Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd … Jake Corvino
Richard Dauntless … Alex Raun
Sir Despard Murgatroyd … Andrew Jing
Old Adam Goodheart … Erik Fliegauf
Rose Maybud … Arianna Paz
Mad Margaret … Julia Belanoff
Dame Hannah … Isa Flores-Jones
Zorah … Anisa Kureishi
Ruth … Aurelia Paquette
Sir Roderic Murgatroyd … Brad Latilla-Campbell
Ghosts … Joey Goodknight, Aaron Grand, Norman Storer, Richard Tong, DT Wang, Aaron Slipper
Bridesmaids … Connie Zhao, Lola Radev

STAFF
Director … Guan Yue-Chen
Music Director … Sean Rodan
Producers … Raymond Ng, Anne Power, & Laura Peterson
Stage Manager … Peryn Reeves-Darby
Technical Director … Trevor Mullin
Set Designers … Elizabeth Pattyn & Rahul Kulka
Lighting Designer … Kat Zhou
Master Painters … Barra Peak & Susan Li
Props Mistress … Alice Hyde
Orchestra Manager … Kat Zhou & Brad Latilla-Campbell
Costume Designers … Julia Thomas & Cassie Lowell
Publicity Managers … Allegra Caldera & Hunter York
Poster Designer … Lauren Reisig
Hair & Make-Up Artist … Zoë Burgard
Assistant Stage Manager … Susan Li & Bowen Lu
Assistant Tech Director … Kelly McGee, Kevin Yang, & Cecilia Laguarda
Assistant Lighting Designer … Michaela Kane, PJ LeBlanc & Yasmin Yacoby
Assistant Painters … Camille Crossot, Rachel Nafis, Amalia Salcedo-Marx

Assistant Costumes … Alice Newkirk & Lilly Shen