Charity Show 2013
February 28, March 1 & 2; The Student Theater
Or, takes place (mostly) during one night in the life of Aphra Behn, poet, spy, and soon to be first professional female playwright. Sprung from debtors’ prison after a disastrous overseas mission, Aphra is desperate to get out of the spy trade. She has a shot at a production at one of the only two London companies, if she can only finish her play by morning despite interruptions from sudden new love, actress Nell Gwynne; complicated royal love, King Charles II; and very dodgy ex-love, double agent William Scott – who may be in on a plot to murder the king in the morning. Can Aphra resist Nell’s charm, save Charles’ life, win William a pardon and launch her career all in one night? Against a background of a long drawn-out war and a counter-culture of free love, cross- dressing, and pastoral lyricism, the 1660s look a lot like the 1960s in this neo-Restoration comedy.
Produced by Marcus Doyle
Directed by Celia Gibson and Juliette Vandame
Technically Directed by Steph Bont
Aphra Behn, Katie Diekhaus
Nell Gwynne/Maria, Cara Dwyer
Charles/Lady Davenant, Charlie Schumacher
William/Jailer, Michael Gobiel
Performances will be held in the Student Theater at Agganis Arena on February 28-March 2 beginning at 8pm.
On the green line, take the B train to St. Paul Street and cross toward FitRec and Agganis Arena. The student theater is located in the passage between these buildings.
Feel free to direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org!