Hyde Park G and S to screen pirate movie

Herald Intern

Hyde Park’s Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company will present a special film screening Sunday, March 10 in advance of their production of “Pirates of Penzance.” The film, “Topsy-Turvy,” will be screened in Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St., in cooperation with the University of Chicago’s DOC Films.

“[The film is] about the backstage intrigue in the making of ‘The Mikado,’” said Roger Huff, an organizer of the event. ‘The Mikado’ is a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.

Before the screening, audience members will hear a performance by singers who have performed with the company in the past. “We want to give people a little taste of what pirates will be like,” Huff said.

Huff hoped to see audience members from the U. of C. and the community alike, pointing to publicity posted on campus by DOC Films.

The event begins at 3:30 p.m. with the singing preview. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased the day of the event at the Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall.