Immersive Pirates of Penzance to Play NYU Skirball | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Immersive Pirates of Penzance to Play NYU Skirball The Hypocrites production will seat audiences on a beach with a Tiki Bar, pools, and pirates.
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NYU Skirball has announced its 2017–2018 season, featuring 45 events across theatre, music, dance, and multimedia. Included in the lineup is the New York premiere of the Hypocrites’ immersive Pirates of Penzance, complete with tiki bar, beach balls, and singing pirates.

The theatre programming also includes Gob Squad: War and Peace and Teatro La Re-Sentida: The Dictatorship of Coolness.

This fall, Chicago theatre company The Hypocrites will offer New York audiences the chance to see Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance like never before—set on a beach/stage, surrounded by swimming pools, twinkly lights, and a well-stocked Tiki bar. Performances will run November 29–December 10.

Next spring, Berlin’s Gob Squad will take over the Skirball with its unique interpretation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Set in a literary salon where a never-ending parade of characters dance, dine, and duel, the production combines live theatre, audience participation, and video. Performances will run March 28–April 1, 2018.

Also slated for the spring is the American premiere of The Dictatorship of Coolness, performed in Spanish with supertitles. Inspired by Moliere’s The Misanthrope, the social satire from Chilean collective La Re-sentida comments on art, culture, and society. Performances will run April 5–7, 2018.

For the complete lineup of events, visit


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