The recession-weary may find some lessons amid the humor when capitalism runs amok on an island paradise in Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Utopia Limited.’

King Paramount, played by Noel Taylor, tries to knock some sense into his advisors, Scaphio and Phantis, played by Kingsley Day and David Hunt. (Richard Adams photos)

The Savoyaires production of the classic operetta opens Oct. 9 at the Chute Middle School auditorium in Evanston with six performances over two weekends.

Captain Fitzbattleaxe, played by Jay Morrissey, tries to protect his beloved Princess Zara, played by Magaly Cordero, from the unwanted attentions of Scaphio and Phantis.

Trouble begins when King Paramount decides to model his realm on all things English and turn the kingdom into a giant corporation.

The king woos his daughters’ English governess, Lady Sophy, played by Rachel Rubenstein.

The Savoyaires theater company has been bringing Gilbert & Sullivan to the North Shore for 45 years.

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