‘Princess Ida,’ a brilliant satire

Play review

I AM WOMAN—’Princess Idatakes on the never-ending battle of the sexes.

“Princess Ida,” the latest in the series of classic operettas presented by the Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertory Company, is also one of the most undeservedly obscure.

A brilliant comedy-satire that takes on staunch feminism, Darwin, and the battle of the sexes, the original production was staged in London during the hot summer of 1884. The heat was part of the reason...

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