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—Lady Jane

Future Shows

Utopia, Limited – Spring 2024

The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company is pleased to announce that it will present its revised version of Utopia, Limited, for four weekends, in the spring of 2024.

Our revised version of Utopia, Limited takes place on a South Pacific island. The inhabitants are of British descent, people whose great-great-grandparents had arrived to settle the uninhabited island over a century ago.  During the years before the story takes place, Utopia has developed into an independent nation, which has recently renewed its relations with Britain. 

Princess Zara returns to Utopia, after having completed her studies at Cambridge University’s Girton College, with a plan to free her father from the machinations of the two judges of the Utopian Supreme Court, by remodeling Utopia’s government. Are Princess Zara’s reforms, however, too successful?  

Our company has revised Utopia, Limited to address both the literary and structural issues with the operetta and the issues of racism and imperialism implicit in the original script.  We encourage you to read about our revisions on our website’s Utopia, Limited Revised page and to review the revised script. 

It is our hope that our revision version Utopia, Limited, which we share freely, will help to make it possible for Utopia, Limited to become an operetta that is performed far more regularly by Gilbert and Sullivan companies around the world.

All performances will be at the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, at Plymouth Congregational Church, located at 1900 Nicollet Avenue South, in Minneapolis.  Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 7:30 pm.  The Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm.

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“The Present as we speak becomes the Past,
the Past repeats itself, and so is Future! 
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—Lady Blanche
Princess Ida