Written by the iconic musical duo Gilbert and Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera that has remained a staple in the classical theatrical repertoire since its debut in 1880. The show follows protagonist Frederic, who is released from indentured servitude to a band of pirates after 21 years of apprenticeship. With his new found freedom he quickly falls in love with a young woman named Mabel, only to find out that he was born on February 29th, meaning that his birthday comes once every four years and he owes another 63 years of servitude to the pirates until he is officially 21 years old.
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