Encore Series to present 'HMS Pinafore'

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HAYS, Kan. -- Tickets are now on sale for "H.M.S. Pinafore," or "The Lass Who Loved a Sailor," which promises an evening full of music and laughter as romantic sailors, sisters, cousins and aunts sing and dance their away across the deck of the British ship, the H.M.S. Pinafore, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus.

The Gilbert and Sullivan Players, New York, perform the classic comic opera as part of FHSU's Encore Series.

The captain's daughter, Josephine, falls in love with Ralph Rackstraw, a lower class sailor, despite the fact that her father expects her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, first lord of the admiralty. At first, Josephine is willing to follow her father's wishes, but Sir Joseph encourages Josephine to overturn social order and elope with Ralph. The captain discovers this plan, and the way true love works its way out provides an evening of entertainment.

To purchase tickets, visit or call the Student Service Center in the Memorial Union at 785-628-5306. Tickets may also be purchased online by visiting www.fhsu.edu/encore.

Reserved tickets are $30 for the public, $28 for senior citizens and children 5-17, and $21 for FHSU students. Unreserved tickets are $26, $24 and $17, respectively.

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