This week the Mary Baldwin College Theatre presents W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s opera, “Patience,” at the Fletcher Collins Theatre. Wikipedia describes “Patience” as:
… a comic opera in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera is a satire on the aesthetic movement of the 1870s and ’80s in England and, more broadly, on fads, superficiality, vanity, hypocrisy and pretentiousness; it also satirizes romantic love, rural simplicity and military bluster.