The Zoo


Today’s entertainment was The Zoo, a musical folly by Arthur Sullivan and B. C. Stephenson. It was presented by the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin. Here is how the story goes.

A gentleman attempts suicide at the zoo because his love’s father doesn’t approve of him. A young lady tries to stop the suicide so it won’t adversely affect her refreshment business. A Duke in disguise enters the zoo to woo the young lady, his love. The gentleman’s love arrives at the zoo to find her lover. Everyone cavorts around, meets calamity, and then all ends well after a narrow escape from certain death for the gentleman in the Bear Pit.

“Oh, let me gaze upon thy face, And lean upon thy breast
And find upon thy noble heart, An ever lasting rest.”

Overall, a very fun afternoon!



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