by Liz Duffy Adams
March 27 – April 13, 2014
Directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray
"Liz Duffy Adams’s historical romp of a backstage sex farce
about Restoration playwright Aphra Behn displays style,
humor, and jaw-dropping wit."
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. It’s just one night in the life of Aphra Behn, poet, spy, and soon to be the first professional female playwright.
Sprung from debtors’ 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. Latenight 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 — who may be in on a plot to murder the king in the morning. Can Aphra resist Nell’s charms, save Charles’s life, win William a pardon, and launch her career, all before the sun comes up?
Single Tickets On Sale
Single tickets for Forward Theater's 2013-2014 season are on sale through
Overture Center's ticket office.
Sons of the Prophet
by Stephen Karam
November 7 - 24, 2013
A family is forced to overcome a hailstorm of hardships and injustices and makes the bold choice to persevere
Click here to learn more about Sons of the Prophet.
by John Logan
January 16 - February 2, 2014
The bold strokes of a paintbrush give an unrelenting artist both the honor and the burden of representing his generation
Click here to learn more about Red.
by Liz Duffy Adams
March 27 - April 13, 2014
A playful look at the bold adventures of Aphra Behn, who transforms herself from an accused spy locked in a 17th-century British jail to a professional playwright, literally overnight
Click here to learn more about Or,.
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