Trial by Jury

August 22-25, 2002

Summerside Court House

Joint production by ACT and the Indian River Festival Chorus

 

Written by: ​Gilbert and Sullivan

Stage Director: Terry Pratt

Music Director: Carl Mathis

Pianist: Christine Gallant

Stage Manager: Wallena Higgins

Producer: Brenda Porter

Costume Designer: Pam Jewell

Graphic Designer: Joy Tremblay

Set Dressing: Veronica Brown

 

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Lead singers: Emily Hanlin, Hugh Jones, Helen Lucker, Linnea Clough, Marie-France Theriault, Ivan Dowling, Carl Phillips, Rene Hurtubise

Chorus of Jurors and Spectators

Description: This one-act, farcical operetta with continuous singing (no dialogue) was the first collaboration of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.  The case on trial is a breach of promise of marriage, eventually settled by the judge deciding to marry to plaintiff himself.  The setting being a courtroom, ACT was given permission by legal authorities to use and redecorate an actual courtroom built in the same year that Trial by Jury was first performed, 1875.  There were two performances each day, at noon and at 2:00 p.m.