Or

images (1)Aphra Behn was the first female writer to earn a living through her literary work. She was a poet, novelist, playwright and  spy in England during the period of  the Restoration. Although her writings survive, the details of her life are hazy. However, contemporary playwright Liz Duffy Adams has taken characters known to have been associated with Behn and created a delightful play which is running from July 23 to September 4 at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Bob and I interviewed the cast while they were in rehearsal and we talked a great deal about the process of creating the world of a play in the specific space of the Tina Packer Theatre. This was most enlightening. However,  as much as we anticipated seeing the play, we were not prepared for how exhilarating the performances were. This is a production not to be missed.

Interview with the cast of Or

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                                         Tod Randolph as Aphra Behn

 

 

Allyn Burrows as William Scott
Allyn Burrows as William Scott
Allyn Burrows as Charles II
         Allyn Burrows as Charles II
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Nehassaiu deGannes as Nell Gynne
Nehassaiu de Gannes as Lady Davenant
Nehassaiu de Gannes as Lady Davenant

 

 

 

 

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