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Magic Meets Politics in Boise State's Production of Iolanthe

Friday, Feb. 24-Saturday, Feb. 25


The City of Trees will get a taste of 19th-century European theater when magic meets politics and a wickedly funny comedy hits the Boise State Special Events Center stage. The Boise State Theatre Arts and Music departments have teamed up to present Iolanthe.

This story features a group of mystical fairies entangled in a conflict with British Parliament after a capital crime is committed by one of their own. Forbidden love is at the forefront of the struggle between fairies and humans. Throughout the twisted tale of fiction, this comedy pokes fun at government affairs and laws in Britain during the time. A blend of colorful elements come together to compose a captivating world wherein anything is possible.

The long-lived comedy is a product of renowned duo Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert. It premiered at the famous Savoy Theater in London and is frequently regarded as one of their best works. Boise State students, faculty, alumni and staff may retrieve one free ticket from the Student Union information booth, and tickets are available at Select-a-Seat.