Greetings membership. The time has come and our season is about to begin with our Charity Show, Or, opening this week. OR,
Written by Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Celia Gibson and Juliette Vandame Technically Directed by Stephanie Bont Produced by Marcus Doyle
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.
Or, opens in The Student Theater at Agganis Arena (925 Commonwealth Ave)
Thursday February 28 at 8pm Friday March 1 at 8pm Saturday March 2 at 8pm
Tickets can be purchased at the Activities Information Desk the week preceding the show with Convenience Points or credit card. They will also be available cash only at the door.
All proceeds will go to benefit Americans for the Arts (http://artsusa.org)
Prices $6 General $5 Members
Come join us for the start of our main season and support your fellow Troupies on this beautiful show that celebrates everything we love--art.