A rollicking band of pirates, along with their dashing pirate apprentice and a fading nursemaid, clash with a bevy of giggling maidens, their “very model of a modern Major-General” father and a bunch of bumbling policemen in the charmingly ridiculous classic “The Pirates of Penzance.”

Perhaps Gilbert & Sullivan’s most recognizable work, the comic operetta in two acts will be presented by Belfast Masker on their Festival Stage in Steamboat Landing Park 7 p.m. nightly through Saturday, Aug. 6. Tickets for Thursday performances are offered at a bargain price of $8 for adults and teens, $5 for children younger than 13. General admission to all other shows is $15, $10 for teens and $5 for those younger.

Tickets are available at the park, located on the waterfront at the foot of Commercial Street, one hour before shows; by calling the box office at 338-9668; or at Yo Mamma’s Home, 96 Main St.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.