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Yankton Press & Dakotan
October 18, 1941 (Evening); p. 6, col. 8


Principal Roles for Comic Opera Assigned And Rehearsals Begun

Start Work on HMS Pinafore p6 c8Principals of the cast of Gilbert and Sullivan’s light opera “H.M.S. Pinafore”, which is to be produced at Yankton college the first week in December, have begun.  This production will be the first of its kind to be given by the college and combines the efforts of the conservatory of music, the dramatics department, and the department of physical education.

The nautical cast is made up of Jack Stewart, Sioux Falls, as the right Honorable Sir Joseph Porter; Donald Glattly, instructor of the conservatory, as Ralph Rackstraw; Paul Hammon, Lake Preston, as Dick Deadeye; Robert Gibson, Redfield, the boatswain; Keeneth Lewis, Fort Pierre, the boatswain’s mate; Pauline Dory, Watertown, as Josephine; Theodore Potts, Mobridge, as Hebe; and Betty Palmer, Armour, as Buttercup.

The action of this classic among comic operas takes place entirely on the quarterdeck of His Majesty’s ship “Pinafore”, with a view of Portsmouth in the distance.  The plot developes [sic] around the love of Josephine, the captains’ daughter, and Ralph Rackstraw, a common sailor, and the plight they are in because of their difference of rank.  The situation becomes more serious with the betrothal of Josephine to the First Lord of the Admiralty, and because of the villainy of Dick Deadeye.

I purchased roughly 25 original issues of the Yankton (South Dakota) Press & Dakotan, dating from 1938 to 1946. I am systematically going through every issue and will be posting the articles that include the names of individuals. I am happy to email full-size scans of any article. Feel free to ask.


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