University of Rochester

EVENT: Lecture on "The Mikado: Red, Hot, and Swing" by scholar Ralph MacPhail, Jr., of Bridgewater College

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Rare Books and Special Collections Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

November 11, 2004

A scholar of the comic operas of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan will discuss the jazzed up and otherwise unusual productions of The Mikado, one of the pair's most memorable operas, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Rare Books and Special Collections Library at the University of Rochester.

The talk by Ralph MacPhail, Jr., professor of theater and communications at Bridgewater College in Virginia, will be given in conjunction with the exhibition "Gilbert and Sullivan: From London to America" now on display in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections in Rush Rhees Library. The talk and exhibit on the University's River Campus are free and open to the public.

More than 200 pieces from the collection of Dr. Harold A. Kanthor focus on the theatrical history of the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan. The show features photographs, programs, letters, and other materials of original productions that traveled from London to New York and other major American cities in the late 19th century.

Hours for the exhibit are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit continues through March 15, 2005.

For more information, contact (585) 275-4477.