by Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Adrienne Boris
Presented by Maiden Phoenix and Simple Machine
Spy or poetess? Lust or love? Wrong or righteous? History or comedy?
Aphra Behn is in for a wild night. She's fresh out of debtors prison after leaving behind her life of cloak-and-dagger intrigue. A wealthy impresario has given her just a few hours to write the script that could launch her career in the theatre. The hottest actress in London is vying for a part in her play and a place in her bed. And her former lover, the drunken fugitive spy, comes to town mixed up in a plot to kill her current lover, the reigning King of England. Shell have to be quick with her quill and clever with her kisses, but Aphra Behn just might survive the night, thwart the assassins, get the girl, start a new life, and show the world that a womans place is wherever she damn well pleases.
Anna Waldron ... Aphra Behn
Michael Poignand ... King Charles II / William
Kaylyn Bancroft ... Nell Gwynne / Lady Davenant / Maria
Scenic Design by Ryan Bates
Costume Design by Erin Eva Butcher
Lighting Design by Emily Bearce
Sound Design by Julianne Mason
PAY WHAT YOU CAN SEPTEMBER 14
$5 minimum, tickets at the door
TALKBACK WITH THE CAST SEPTEMBER 17
Immediately following the show, free with admission.
Chelsea Theatre Works (View)
189 Winnisimmet Street
Chelsea, MA 02150
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|