By Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray
Featuring Colleen Madden, Amy Carle, and Norman Moses.
Wrong or righteous? Lust or love? Treacherous or true? Set in 1666 Restoration England, Or, comes complete with secret agents, cross-dressing, rhyming couplets, and lovers hiding in cupboards. Itís just one night in the life of Aphra Behn, poet, spy, and soon to be the first professional female playwright.
Sprung from debtorsí prison after a disastrous overseas mission, Aphra is desperate to get out of the spy trade. Her new play has a chance at a production at one of the two London companies, but only if she can finish it by morning. Late night interruptions spring from a sudden new love, actress Nell Gwynne; a complicated royal love, King Charles II; and a very suspicious ex-love, double-agent William Scott ó who may be in on a plot to murder the king in the morning. Can Aphra resist Nellís charms, save Charlesís life, win William a pardon, and launch her career, all before the sun comes up?
"Liz Duffy Adamsís historical romp of a backstage sex farce about Restoration playwright Aphra Behn displays style, humor, and jaw-dropping wit."
Produced by Forward Theater Company at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison
Performances: March 27 - April 13, 2014
Performance Times: Thursday at 7:30 3/27/14 (preview/Student &Educator Night)
Friday at 7:30 pm 3/28/14
Saturday at 7:30 pm 3/29/14
Sunday at 2:00 pm 3/30/14
Thursday at 7:30 pm 4/3/14
Friday at 7:30 pm 4/4/14
Saturday at 2:00 pm 4/5/14
Saturday at 7:30 pm 4/5/14
Sunday at 2:00 pm 4/6/14
Thursday at 7:30 pm 4/10/14
Friday at 7:30 pm 4/11/14
Saturday at 2:00 pm 4/12/14
Saturday at 7:30 pm 4/12/14
Sunday at 2:00 pm 4/13/14
Ticket Prices: $15-$40
Call 608-234-5001 for reservations or more information.