Short Attention Span Plot Summaries
by Jim Cooper
Tatty Titipu trombone tootling Troubadour tells tailor of temptation to troth. Tremendous Titan threatens trio; then tailor tricks Terror to thrill to his touch.
Rational Rose risks ridicule with reliance on written rules. Retiring Robin responds, but wretched Richard reveals Robin as Ruthven. Robin replaces rascally rogue of Ruddigore but resolves riddle.
Stalwart sailor seeks salt’s scion as spouse. Secretive snack seller scotches stuffy statesman’s scheme. Sailor succeeds.
Trial By Jury
Lost lover litigates against languid Lothario. Legal leader leaps laughingly to wedlock.
Pirates of Penzance
Peerless post-pubescent pirate proposes to progeny of pompous patter-singing panjandrum. Preposterous pandemonium prevails.
Foolish fiancé forces philter on friends at feast.
Frantic fickle folk force fakir to frustrate fallacious fondness.
Sweet shepherdess’s swain, Strephon, is son of sylvan sprite.
Solitary single solons seek shepherdess as spouse,
Supreme satrap solves subtle statute situation.
Proud Princess puts Prince’s plans in peril.
Pompous patriarch pits paladins against popinjays.
Prince placates Princess and prospers.
Flighty Falke fools fatuous fellow with faux friends.
Folks find farceur’s fraud funny.
Friends are forgiven.
The Yeomen of the Guard
Prancing popinjay promises to propose to peregrinating partner.
Prisoner pretends to be progeny and as proud pike man presses his plight.
Plan’s penetration perturbs performers.