The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benet
Trial by Jury by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Directed by Terry McCabe
Music directed by Daniel Robinson
Come for the greatest orator of early America arguing contract law with Satan, stay for the riotous musical farce with a plot too ridiculous to summarize. Although the story of The Devil and Daniel Webster is well-known, few people have actually seen it onstage, because not many theaters do one-acts anymore. We're here to remedy this, as it is one of the great American plays. The 19 actors in it will then turn around after intermission and perform Trial by Jury, the equally great but completely different 30-minute operetta that launched Gilbert and Sullivan's career as the English stage's finest satirists.