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A rare staging of Gilbert and Sullivan’s satiric musical Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri will be directed and choreographed by Rusty Curcio (Cats) with musical direction by Dr. Joan Melton. Inspired by the popularity of 19th-century fairy plays, W. S. Gilbert (libretto) and Arthur Sullivan (music) imagine: What might happen if the British Parliament is overtaken by a band of fairies? These longtime theatrical collaborators are known for creating “topsy-turvy” worlds in works such as The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado, and Iolanthe follows in that tradition with its quick wit and catchy tunes.