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Hawai`i Opera Theatre presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE!

January 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Person dressed in pirate costume steering imaginary ship

Please note: If the library has not yet reopened by January 23rd, the program will be hosted outside on the front lawn. Limited seating is available–feel free to bring your own mat or lawn chair.

Come enjoy Hawaii Opera Theatre’s adaptation of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operetta, The Pirates of Penzance! This child-friendly show offers opportunities for adventurous audience members to hoist a sail or swab a deck — and perhaps even sing a bit.

The comic plot of “Pirates” follows the misadventures of a young Englishman named Frederic, who was mistakenly apprenticed to a group of pirates, led by the Pirate King. The terms of Frederic’s indenture are that he is to be freed at the age of 21. Just after his 21st birthday, he meets and falls in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, only to discover that he was born on February 29 in a leap year. Since he has thus technically had only five birthdays, he must remain with the pirates for another 63 years. Mabel promises to wait for him.
Suited for ages 5 & up.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our patrons, and our staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting and/or participating in library programming. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.

This program is sponsored by the Wilcox Foundation.


January 23, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Michelle Young



Recommended for

Adults, Children, Families, Teens


Kauai – Waimea
9750 Kaumualii Hwy
Waimea, HI 96796 United States
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