VCGSRC presents ‘Iolanthe’ at Theatre on the Hill

Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe at the Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Thousand Oaks from 3/06/15 through 3/29/15. Directed by Rebecca Pillsbury.

In the story, the fairy Iolanthe(Mariah Tobin) is banished after she marries a mortal.

Unbeknownst to all, Iolanthe bore a son, the romantic-minded Strephon, played by William Vallandigham, who has fallen in love with the beauteous Phyllis (Ariel Downs).

Most of the plot deals with the sorting out of who Phyllis should marry, whether it is the earnest Strephon or one of two brainless earls. The Lord Chancellor wants a shot at landing Phyllis himself, but Gilbert throws a turn into the story, which is resolved at the end.

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