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Opening Date: May 11, 2024

Closing Date: May 18, 2024

Running Time: 02:45

Iolanthe Show Site Icon

Playing @

Lovinger Theater at Lehman College

250 Bedford Park Blvd W Bronx, NY 10468

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In Iolanthe, the seventh of Gilbert & Sullivan's fourteen operatic collaborations, the fairy Iolanthe has been banished from fairyland because she married a mortal; this is forbidden by fairy law. Iolanthe's son Strephon wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery; in fact, half the members of the House of Peers also want to marry Phyllis. When Phyllis sees Strephon hugging a young woman (not knowing that it is his mother—immortal fairies all appear young and beautiful), she assumes the worst and sets off a climactic confrontation between the peers and the fairies.

The opera satirizes many aspects of British government, law and society.  The confrontation between the fairies and the peers is a version of one of Gilbert's favorite themes: a tranquil civilization of women which is disrupted by a male-dominated world through the discovery of mortal love.

Performance Schedule:

SUNDAY @ 2:30 PM


Arthur Sullivan


W.S. Gilbert


Ben Spierman

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Wheelchair Info

This venue is a wheelchair accessible venue and offers accessible seating.

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