Friday, June 7, 2013
Carte Blanche Studios presents: Or, by Liz Duffy Adams
The show takes place (mostly) during 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. 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 resist Nell's charms, save Charles' life, win William a pardon, and launch her career, all in one night?
The cast includes Rachel Sandlin as Aphra, and Brittany Bonnell and Zach McLain playing the rest of the roles.
Performances are May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at Carte Blanche Studios, 1024 S. 5th Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 6:00pm. Sunday June 2 will be a Pay-What-You-Can performance.