Piracy in Pennsylvania
Carl Schurr, the Baltimore-based artistic director of Totem Pole Playhouse, has wanted to produce a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta at the summer theater for years.
He's finally getting his chance with "The Pirates of Penzance," which opens there Wednesday. Robert Randle stars as Frederic, the pirate apprentice, under the direction of Broadway actress and director Pamela Sousa.
Here's the rest of the 50th anniversary season at the Fayetteville, Pa., theater: "Papa Is All," a Pennsylvania-Dutch comedy by Patterson Greene, July 18-30; "Deathtrap," a thriller by Ira Levin, Aug. 1-13; and "A Tuna Christmas," the further adventures of the denizens of the fictitious third-smallest town in Texas, by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, Aug. 15-27.
Totem Pole Playhouse is located in Caledonia State Park, 15 miles west of Gettysburg, Pa., off Route 30. Show times for "The Pirates of Penzance" are 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, with matinees at 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays, through July 16. Tickets are $20-$27. Call 717-352-2164.-