The Mikado

New York City Center
130 W 55th St, New York, NY 10105
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu, the location is a fictitious Japanese town full of colorful characters -- 3 little maids from school, a wandering minstrel, a hilariously corrupt public official, and a Lord High Executioner who may have a list of potential victims but is too tenderhearted to actually perform his duties. Beautiful school girl Yum-Yum loves the romantic minstrel Nanki-Poo but is engaged to Ko-Ko the executioner. This romantic triangle takes the usual course of thwarted romance, until the arrival first of the fearsome Katisha, claiming Nanki-Poo as her "perjured lover," and later of the emperor, or Mikado, himself -- with his own list of punishments to fit the crime. In order to resolve the ensuing complications, Ko-Ko must use his wits to convince the most unattractive Katisha to marry him -- in record time. That done, all other potentially dangerous circumstances are settled by the Mikado's all encompassing pronouncement "nothing could possibly be more satisfactory." SCHEDULE Friday, January 5 , at 8:00 pm Saturday, January 6 , at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 6 , at 8:00 pm Sunday, January 7 , at 3:00 pm Tuesday, January 9 , at 7:00 pm Thursday, January 11 , at 8:00 pm Friday, January 12 , at 8:00 pm Saturday, January 13 , at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 13 , at 8:00 pm Sunday, January 14 , at 3:00 pm

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http://www.nycitycenter.org