Kansas State University Opera presents the one-act operas “The Old Maid and the Thief” by Gian Carlo Menotti and “Trial by Jury” by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan at 7:30 p.m. on March 6-8, and 2:30 p.m. on March 9, in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall.
The operas bring a lighthearted satire and a twisted tale of morals and evil. “Trial by Jury” is a comedic opera concerning a trial for a breach-of-promise marriage, and “The Old Maid and the Thief” is a radio opera following a small-town woman and a tale of evil, womanly power. Both are directed by Reginald Pittman, professor of music. Kathy Voecks, assistant professor of theatre, is the scenic designer; Dana Pinkston, associate professor of theatre, is costume designer; and John Uthoff, associate professor, is lighting designer.
Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for seniors and military, and $9 for students, plus tax and applicable fees. They can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or by phone at 785-532-6428. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.k-state.edu/theatre. Fees apply to phone and online orders.
Local students in the cast and crew include: Mallory Rathbun, senior in applied music, Ellsworth, public member in “Trial by Jury.”; Drew Reisner, junior in theatre, Hoisington, lighting designer; and Joshua Tackett, master’s student in music, Kanopolis, man of the jury in “Trial by Jury.”