of The Durham Savoyards, Ltd.
All the well-born young ladies in the village, rapturously caught
up in aestheticism, are in love with two contrasting aesthetic poets.
But the poets are both in love with Patience, the simple village
milkmaid, who cares nothing for poetry. Patience learns that true love
must be completely unselfish it must wither and sting and burn!
The girls military suitors dont see the point to aesthetics, but they
decide to give it a try to win the womens hearts.
Patience opened on April 23, 1881, at the Opera Comique and ran for
578 performances at both the Opera Comique and Savoy Theatre.
Durham Savoyards Performance History
- May 20-22, 1971, Page Auditorium, Duke University
Director: Samuel Selden Musical Director: Allan Bone
Producer: Elvin Strowd
- April 15-16, 1983, Page Auditorium, Duke University;
April 20, 1983, Stewart Theatre, Raleigh, NC
Director: Randolph Umberger Music Director: Benjamin Keaton
Producer: Daryll Powell
- April 28-30 and May 1, 1994, Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC;
May 7-8, 1994, Thalian Hall, Wilmington, NC
Artistic Director: Randolph Umberger Music Director:
Benjamin Keaton Producer: Donald Fluke
- March 30-31 and April 1-2, 2006, Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC
Director: Derrick Ivey Music Director: Alan Riley Jones
Producers: Karen and Charles Guidry
[Cast & Crew]
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