Or, by Liz Duffy Adams

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Performances at 8pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and at 4pm on Sundays, February 15 - March 4.


Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Directed by Suzi Regan


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 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 save Charles’ life, win William a pardon, resist Nell’s charms, 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.


"...a bawdy, hilarious and whip-smart literary sex comedy that turns into a door-slamming quick-change farce." - Sam Hurwitt, The Ideologue


“Luminaries of 17th-century England are resurrected and made to do the frug in “Or,” a playful, funny and inventive comedy by Liz Duffy Adams. Her language has a natural period flavor and a formidable wit; her characters possess the spark of fully animated spirits; and she weaves into her story both biographical detail and cultural context with grace.” - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times


 

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Interfaith Center 704 Airport Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
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