It’s all about family dynamics when Salt Marsh Opera presents a double bill of one-act comedies by two of opera’s most famous composers, Giacomo Puccini and Arthur Sullivan. Gianni Schicchi, Puccini’s only comedy, is a laugh-out-loud farce about the Donati Family and the passing of their not so dearly beloved patriarch, Buoso Donati.
The family fortune hangs in the balance as each member of the family looks to bend the late Buoso’s will to their advantage with the help of the conniving Gianni Schicchi. In Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, the hijinks move into the courtroom when a jilted bride and her philandering groom battle it out in divorce court in this slightly updated production of the G&S classic.
GIANNI SCHICCHI & TRIAL BY JURY
Friday, October 14th | 7:00pm | The Kate, Old Saybrook, CT
Sunday, October 16th | 3:00pm | The Kate, Old Saybrook, CT
Friday, October 21st | 7:00pm | The United Theatre, Westerly, RI
Sunday, October 23rd | 3:00pm | The United Theatre, Westerly, RI