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Information F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre
& Glenview Mansion at
Rockville Civic Center Park
603 Edmonston Drive

Rockville, MD 20851

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theatre@rockvillemd.gov
240-314-8690


2 PM - 7 PM
Tuesday - Saturday
And two hours prior to every
ticketed performance.
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"Patience" presented by the Victorian Lyric Opera Company


6 Performances | June 8*, 9`, 15 & 16` 8pm | June 10** & 17 at 2pm
*Opening Night Special Ticket Price: $14
**Pre-show backstage tour and post-show Q&A
`Pre-show poetry reading


All of the maidens in the village are besotted with Reginald Bunthorne, a moody and handsome poet, but he only has eyes for the simple milkmaid, Patience. The problem? Patience is in love with her childhood sweetheart, Archibald Grosvenor, who happens to be a real poet, but feels she cannot marry him because he is just too perfect.

By Gilbert & Sullivan

Tickets: Adults $28 / Seniors (65+) $24 / Students $20

Group Pricing Available – Call the Box Office for more information
All Sales Are Final | No Refunds | No Exchanges

Victorian Poetry Readings Prior to the Saturday Performances of Patience (June 9 and 15)

In Victorian times, poets were revered for their ability to transcend commonplace existence with flights of inspirational verse.  They enjoyed enormous popularity and were in many ways the Rock Stars of their day.   That popularity made them ripe for satire, and Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience lampoons both their adulation and the substance of their work.  Gilbert created a poet, Reginald Bunthorne, who is idolized for his rapturous, aesthetic verses, and sets him against a composer of popular moralistic verses, Archibald Grosvenor.  Patience contains parodies of both of these styles of poetry. 

To enhance the appreciation of these Patience parodies, we will provide our Saturday audiences with the opportunity to hear some actual examples of  Victorian poetry.  Prior to each Saturday evening performances of Patience, we will present a brief poetry reading featuring the works of Oscar Wilde, an aesthetic poet who was rising to fame just as Patience was being produced.  We also will include some moralistic poems and the clever parodies made of them by Lewis Carroll and others.  So please join us in the theater lobby at 7 pm on Saturday, June 9 and 16, and enjoy a beverage while you are transported to a higher plain of aesthetic consciousness or merely to a state of hilarity by our team of talented readers!


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