Pirates, aka The Slave of Duty, is coming to The Washington Center as performed by the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. A witty comic opera in two acts, Pirates premiered in New York in 1879 and hasn’t gone out of style since. Young Frederic should be released from his apprenticeship to a gang of pirates, having signed up to serve until his 21st birthday, but technically he has 63 years to go because he was born on February 29 of a leap year. He falls for Mabel, the daughter of Major General Stanley, but they can’t get married until his apprenticeship is fulfilled. Ah, love! NYGASP has been active since 1974, with over 2,000 performances throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada.
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14
Where: The Washington Center for the Performing Arts,
512 Washington St. SE, Olympia
How much: $23-$70