The Savoy Company Summer Series
About this Performance
The Savoy Company Presents Trial by Jury and The Sorcerer.
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Tickets limited. Sell out likely.
More about The Savoy Company and their shows:
The first performance of The Savoy Company proper was the double-bill of Trial by Jury and The Sorcerer, directed by its founder, Dr. Reginald Allen, given at St. James Hall in Philadelphia on December 6 and 7, 1901. It is with particular pleasure in this 114th season that Savoy continues to honor Dr. Allen with new productions of both Trial and Sorcerer.
More about Trial by Jury:
Edwin, tiring of his sweetheart Angelina, falls in love with another. Angelina, accordingly, hails him to court for breach of promise. Edwin explains that he simply happened to fall in love with another girl. Though Jury and Judge indicate that they have had similar episodes in their own past, they have little sympathy for Edwin.
More about The Sorcerer:
The first Act of The Sorcerer is laid in the grounds of Sir Marmaduke's estate. The village folk are gathered in honor of the betrothal of Alexis, Marmadukes' sun, and Aline, the daughter of Lady Sangazure. To prove his theory that rank does not govern marriage, Alexis obtains a supply of love potion from his family sorcerers, Wells & Co. This concoction makes the unmarried pair off without consideration of rank. Alexis orders John Wellington Wells, of Wells & Co., to perform the incantation, after which he mixes the potion with tea and serves it to the guests at the engagement party.