are proud to present
a world-premiere production of

Jupiter drawing

or The Gods Grown Old

Friday, April 9th 8 pm
Saturday, April 10th 2 pm matinee
and 8 pm
Thursday, April 15th 8 pm
Friday, April 16th 8 pm
Saturday, April 17th 8 pm
Sunday, April 18th 2 pm matinee

All performances will be in La Sala de Puerto Rico,
on the second floor of the MIT Student Center.

Cast, Orchestra, and Crew
Show Program (PDF)

Come see how topsy-turvy the world can be
when a troupe of actors takes over
while the Gods are on vacation!

  • Prices
    • $6 - MIT Students (with ID)
    • $8 - MIT Community, Seniors, Other Students (with ID), Children
    • $10 - General Public
    • There is a $1 Discount for CPW prefrosh (with ID)
    • A $1 per person discount is available for groups of 10 or more
      (with at least 1 day advanced reservation).
  • Reservations
    • Reserve online or leave a voicemail at (617) 253-0190.
    • Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
      We recommend that you arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain to pay for your reserved tickets.
    • Reservations not claimed 10 minutes prior to curtain may be released.
Librettist: William S. Gilbert
Composers: Arthur Sullivan
and Colin Johnson
Stage Director: David C. Jedlinsky '89
Orchestrator and Music Director: Todd Neal
Producers: Garry Zacheiss '00
and Ruth Jedlinsky W'90

Mercury drawing

In Thespis, the gods on Mount Olympus have grown old and tired, so they decide to take a vacation to Earth while a group of traveling actors take their place.

Thespis was the first collaboration by Gilbert and Sullivan. Because most of its original music has been lost, it has very rarely been presented since its original production in 1871.

This version of Thespis will consist of two existing Sullivan tunes, "Climbing Over Rocky Mountain" and "Little Maid of Arcadee." All other music has been specially composed for this show by Colin Johnson and orchestrated by Todd Neal, and MITG&SP are pleased to be presenting the world premiere of this new work.

Thespis drawing

Cast, crew and orchestra members: Information, including schedules, libretto, and music, can be found at the production site. It is password protected; please email the thespis list if you need the password.

Sponsored in part by the UA Finance Board