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The Nightingale Bamford School Presents
The Mikado
Thursday, March 13, 2014

I forget the punishment for causing the death of the heir apparent....come and Ye shall see!

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: Yes
Seating: Assigned by SmartTix
Seat assignments are assigned by the SmartTix, based on the best seat at the time the order is completed.

Nanki-Poo, the son of the royal Mikado, arrives in Titipu disguised as a peasant looking for his true love Yum-Yum. Nanki-Poo explains that Yum-Yum is betrothed to Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor. He has since learned that Ko-Ko has been condemned to death for flirting and has now come to claim his true love.
Nanki-Poo’s high hopes are dashed once more when Pish-Tush, a noble lord, informs him that Ko-Ko was reprieved and raised to the rank of lord high executioner. Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything Else also holds out no hope for Nanki-Poo. Ko-Ko himself arrives ready to execute, followed by a reluctant Yum-Yum. She catches sight of Nanki-Poo and elated, rushes over to him.
Left alone, Nanki-Poo, confides to Yum-Yum that he is really the son of the Mikado, but, ordered by his father to marry Katisha, an elderly lady of the court, he has fled. Nanki-Poo decides that his only option is to commit suicide. At the same time, Ko-Ko learns that unless an execution takes place in Titipu within the month, the Mikado will be reduced Titipu to a mere village. Ko-Ko persuades Nanki Poo to let him behead him instead. To clinch the deal, Ko-Ko agrees to let Nanki-Poo marry Yum-Yum, providing he agrees to be executed in one month.
Ko-Ko discovers the law dictates that when a man is beheaded, his wife must be buried alive. Yum-Yum decides that this revelation changes things. In despair, Nanki-Poo threatens to kill himself immediately if Ko-Ko doesn’t behead him now. However, Ko-Ko can’t kill anything. They come up with a solution: Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum will be married and go into hiding, while everyone pretends that the execution has taken place.
When the Mikado arrives, Katisha spots Nanki-Poo’s name on the execution certificate. The Mikado, while agreeing that a horrible mistake has certainly been made, says that killing the royal heir involves a horrible death.
Nanki-Poo suggests to Ko-Ko that he marry Katisha, that way she will be satisfied, none will have to die and He can come back to life! Ko-Ko agrees and all ends well!, except the Mikado, who says that now no one has been executed. Ko-Ko
 


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